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horsemed, Horse Veterinarian
Category: Horse Veterinary
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Experience:  Equine veterinarian with 8 years experience working at referral hospitals throughout the country
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My name is i just found out today that my mother minature

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hello my name is ***** ***** just found out today that my mother minature horseis coughing she is over 21 years old please help dont have much money anything i can do that dont cost that much
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  horsemed replied 2 years ago.

Hello I am an internal medicine specialist and I would be happy to help. I would recommend taking her temperature with a drugstore bought thermometer. If it is above 101.5 degrees F, I would recommend a vet visit to start a course of antibiotics. If it is below 101.5 degrees, you can try some simple environmental modifications such as soaking the hay for 10min before feeding and improving ventilation by keeping her outside as much as possible. If it is an allergy or mild heaves, most people will notice an improvement within 2 weeks of instituting those changes. Please let me know if this has been helpful or if you have any further questions!