a runny nose
Q: My mum and I known a 16.2h gelding who has a slight nasal discharge
from both nostrils, which is thick, white and odourless.
says his lungs are clean and has advised me to monitor the situation.
The discharge doesn't seem to affect his work and he does not have
a cough. My horse is currently on shavings and when a new bale is
added, his discharge increases slightly. Mum what to change from
shavings to rubber flooring but as he still has this problem when
turned out in the summer I can't see that shavings are to blame.
the discharge although not serious at the moment is obviously a
sign of less than perfect health. It may be related to a low- grade
allergy to a variety of factors or it may be the result of an ongoing
low-grade infection in the nose or sinuses.
Since the condition
worsens slightly when you put shavings in the stable they obviously
do affect the condition and it would be wise to avoid their use
until you have overcome the problem.
can be a good solution for those horses that have respiratory problems.
As for clearing up the condition, I would suggest that complementary
medicine is your best option. Herbs can successfully clear up long-term
respiratory problems and even persistent low- grade infections or
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