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Snotty nose in foal

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Sara S
Weanling
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 24
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 05:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have had a new foal for just a week and she has developed a snotty nose (yellow). She seems ok in herself and hasnt got a cough or anything with it. Some people think it should be left so foalie can build her own anitbodies and that these virus's are common and need to run their course. Anyone else any ideas on what I should do? Just to note that she is a wild foal off the New forest and she was stabled for three days when I first got her. I wonder if it is a reaction to the straw/hay.
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 404
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 07:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What is her temp?
 

Sara S
Weanling
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 25
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 02:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Am taking her temperature tomorrow when I have got help coming. Being a wild foal she may not take too kindly to it!
 

Cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 408
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 05:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, that is a lot of time. Foals are not like their parents and if sick get very sick quickly. I had a foal a few years ago who was fine when brought in for breakfast at 7, out all day, sick at dinner, my vet came out and examined, sent us to the clinic, he was dead by midnight.
 

Sara S
Weanling
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 26
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007 - 04:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes I am aware that foals go downhill quickly but I have kept a very close eye on her and she was well in herself. Like I say she is wild so it would have been impossible to do on my own. Her temperature is completely normal as is her respiration and pulse so I will continue to moniter her closely but will hold off getting the vet out just yet. Have been advised to just keep a good eye on the temperature so I will do that!
 

Cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 409
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007 - 05:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You said you could not take her temp without help which was not available???? Wow you guys are in a different world than me!
 

Sara S
Weanling
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 27
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007 - 07:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes obviously we are
 

Tracy Smith
Yearling
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 92
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007 - 11:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sara, is the snotty nose thin and runny or is it getting thicker? You said she's not coughing right?
 

Sara S
Weanling
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 28
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007 - 12:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello tracy - the nose is thin and runny but yellowy with it. I checked her temperature and her pulse and resp and listened to her breathing with stethoscope and all perfectly normal and ok! Any ideas or experience of this?
 

Sara S
Weanling
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 29
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007 - 12:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

...oh an no, she is not coughing at all
 

Tracy Smith
Yearling
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 94
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007 - 01:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Honestly Sara I haven't had to deal with a foal having this. My horses had thick yellow snot with a cough last winter and I had to give them penicillan shots but it cleared right up! I think the fact that she has no temp and the snot is thin and runny is all a good sign. As you know, foals can turn quickly so I would definitely continue to watch her. I would try to take her temp on a regular basis (which may be hard, but do your best). Keep us posted and I will send good prayers your way!!
 

Sara S
Weanling
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 30
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007 - 01:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Tracy I will lkeep a good eye on her and plan to take her temperature regularly! Will keep you posted!
 

Laurie A Beltran
Yearling
Username: Prophecy_ranch

Post Number: 67
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007 - 11:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Sara,
Could the foal have allergies? I have a 14 month old that has had a runny nose on and off with no other signs, he's in perfect health otherwise!I gave him SMZ and he was fine. I realize that you can't give a baby that type of medication! Your doing the best you know!!

Good Luck!
 

Sara S
Weanling
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 31
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 03:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Laurie - I did wonder that. She came from the forest and was then stabled on straw with hay to eat and I wondered if that had set up a reaction. I think foals can get little virus's so as long as her temp stay good and she is ok in herself I will give her lots of tlc and keep close eye and hope the snotty nose clears up soon! Apart from anything I cant kiss her nose with all that goo on it!!!



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