Horse Veterinary Questions? Ask an Equine Vet.
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There are a number of things that can cause a snotty nose. If it is only one nostril, this could be a sinus or guttural pouch infection. If it is both nostrils, this could be an upper respiratory infection or an allergic reaction. Apache's temperature is normal so this is telling you that the infection is localized some where. The best thing you can do for Apache now is to purchase Penicillin G at the farm supply and give him 1 cc per 100 pounds of his weight every 12 hrs subcutaneously. If you are not comfortable giving injections, ask some one for help.
Certainly, if this does not resolve within a few days, have your vet examine Apache since this may require stronger antibiotics and/or testing.
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Good for you! I hope Apache does well. I also have an Arab and love her!!
THat is actually a good sign since this could be merely an upper respiratory infection that will resolve with antibiotics. Give it a try...
I certainly understand that you are worried....just the fact that Apache is not running a fever and is acting normal and eating well tells you that this is not serious yet. That is so exciting for your daughter. She will learn a lot from Apache. WE all remember our first horse...so exciting!! You are doing great for your daughter and Apache.
Excellent! You are doing great so far...have a wonderful day!
I am relieved that you had Apache checked by your vet...a second opinion is always good. I am sure he will do well.
PS I knew you meant cough meds...LOL!!! I hope he is doing well soon!