Horse Veterinary Questions? Ask an Equine Vet.
Good Morning Cathy and welcome. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
This cough could be due to many things such a an allergic reaction, infectious disease from a Fungus , bacteria or virus, heart disease, parasites or tumors. Since there has not been any response to the antibiotics, scoping and a tracheal wash with cultures is the next step to pinpoint exactly what is causing this so the correct treatment can be given to River to ease his distress. Until you get the results of these tests, it is hard to know what will resolve this for your sweet River.
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