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Out of nowhere my 24 yo thoroughbred has drainage from his

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Out of nowhere my 24 yo thoroughbred has green drainage from his nose. He doesn't trailer well, he had epm so he's too unsteady. We just moved to a new property with no new horses or horses over the fence. I have SMZ tabs should I just try that?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the horse's name and age?
Customer: Titan is 24
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Titan?
Customer: Prone to ulcers... treat daily with aloe, calcium magnesium, and red cell for anemia. He's unridable and a very hard keeper. He is on total equine for feed
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Linda replied 2 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Linda. I hope I can help with your question today.

I am sorry for your concerns about Titan. In all honesty, it would be best to try & have a vet come out & see Titan, especially with his previous medical problem & his age. A sudden green discharge could be an indication of several things, from a simple nasal infection, to something more complicated such as an infected tooth ( which may also be fractured ), guttural pouch empyema, sinus infection, or even cancer.

You can try the SMZ, the usual dose is 30 mg/kg once daily for 10 days ( 13,636 mg/ 1000 lbs ). But please only consider this if Titan is still eating well, & does not seem to have any other difficulties, i.e. not breathing hard, no cough, no blood in the discharge, & he is drinking adequate amounts of water.

I hope this makes sense & you find the information helpful. Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Thank you.