My Quarter horse weanling filly has swollen glands AGAIN. Upon weaning her and prior to weaning I did notice she seemed to have a cold, swollen glands & thick green snot from both nostrils. Noisy breathing. Vet says it was only in her throat and not in her lungs, so we gave her a powder bronchial based antibiotic over a 4 week period and it knocked on the head. But she seems to get it on and off and at the moment the glands are visible swollen again, she has very noisy breathing, so you can hear the SNOT in her throat and now white snot has started to appear from one nostril. She is on hard feed which has always been moisten with water, is in very good health, rugged, stabled, out on lovely grass paddock during the day and is otherwise in perfect health. Just started her on (not sure of spelling) but stutolysin power 10g twice a day? Any other suggestions
Pet's Gender: Female
Pet's Age: <1
Type of Animal: Horse
Name of Animal: Precious
Antibiotics prescibed by vet
yeah, I am afraid she might have developped chondroids
(dried pus in the guttural pouches)
would have your vet come and scope her pharynx and gutural pouches and if it is the case first step would be to try to flush them out
Was hoping to avoid the vet again but there definitely seems to be an issue
A physical one
yes, make sure he brings an endoscope
I have been breeding about 5 mares / year for about 7 years and although at times I see swollen glands from teething etc I have never seen this before
What is an Endoscope
tube that is a camera, passed through the nose of the horse allows to see airway
Ok. Yes I thought so.
Will have to see what the problem is, as it isn't feed related. Could it be alergies?
I suppose the camera view will tell us
no, it s an infection , and ususlly goes away, but sometimes (and I believ it is the case here), pus gets formed and trapped in the guttural pouches (part of the pharynx) and it basically locks the infection in until flushed
Ok. Yes is see.
I will explain to my vet here
ok, good luck,
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Thank you again. Gives me some direction anyway
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