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  1. Horse Health
    Over a month ago my (just turned) 7 year old Irish Gelding, was diagnosed with Pneumonia. He was put on Nordine and Ventipulmin. He also had two steroid injections. He was tucked up, lethargic and generally depressed. I had stopped riding him as soon as he started coughing and then got the vet...
  2. Horse Health
    Hey everyone! I work with a 25-year-old QH mare named Cheyenne at an animal sanctuary. She was apparently a rodeo horse, but ended up with someone who didn't feed her and her best mare pal Jackie. She was bones when she was rescued and Jackie, and unfortunately Jackie wouldn't put on weight and...
  3. Horse Health
    Hi there, I have noticed several of the horses at my barn seem to breathe differently when they are laying down. It goes something like this: *inhale normally* *pause* *exhale with some sort of choppy/grunting sound*. It's very difficult to explain, but hopefully that rings a bell for some of...
  4. Horse Health
    Hello, My quarter horse mare (12 years, 15.3) has been a roarer for the past year and a half but suddenly, this spring, the condition aggravated to respiratory distress when exercised heavily and now when exercised lightly. Scopes have revealed that one flap of her epiglottis is paralyzed and...
  5. Horse Health
    Condensed story: My horse got very excited and ran around a lot today, like an energy surge. When he would pause in his running, he'd breathe out very loud, and shuddery, like a snort mixed with an exhale. Is that... like, normal? He's fine now. Long story: Earlier today, I went to get Pistol...
  6. Horse Health
    My mare has recently started to cough when being ridden, usually it just sounded like she was clearing her airways but today she was breathing heavily and coughing continuously. She had a slightly runny nose but nothing to unusual and her glands are slightly swollen. Should I call the vet or see...
  7. Horse Health
    Hi. I have 12'2 pony ive had her for ten years and shes my life i love her to absolute bits..we have had problems with her the past 5 years.. She had laminitus so now only is able to be turned out for a few hours a day.. She also in 2008 used to fall over backwards when she got scared or...
  8. Rider Wellness
    As of now, im in a gymkhana series for 8 weeks. We run barrels, poles, and a 'mystery' event. Last week, I went into the arena to run poles and distinctly remember taking a deep breath, as i always do. My aunt stood nearest the end pole (1st) and as soon as i was finished loosening Duke (We ran...
  9. Horse Health
    my horse is taking in a deep breath or exhailing really fast, when he stomps his feet. a few hours ago he was just fine he was sweaty and some bugs on him so i moved them to the other side with the shelter on it. i did see a bee flying around. and he was troting after us and cantering, also...
  10. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Well, when I ride I stop breathing. :oops: I breathe normally when I'm at the walk but at the trot I slow and then cantering I hold my breathe. I think its making me tense. Miss Chatelaine (my horse) she knows when something is wrong and when I tense up due to holding my breathe, she won't...
  11. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I have been riding all my life, so its not like riding is a new activity for my body. Its been 10 yrs so i should be fit enough to ride how i do. I am a dressage rider, and at my level im not doing anything too demanding. Kai ( my horse) is fit, and he doesn't become out of breath, or start...
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