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Clear orange discharge from nose...

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by shymare, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. shymare

    shymare Senior Member

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    There's a gelding (about 13-yrs-old) that has a clear orange discharge from his nose. I was wondering what might be causing this and if I should try to contact the owner to have the vet see him when he comes out next week (the owner is one of those once-a-month visitors). He's had it for several weeks now.
     
  2. JBandRio

    JBandRio Senior Member+

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    What color is your dirt?
     
  3. shymare

    shymare Senior Member

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    Our dirt is brown. Just brown brown. Like...dirt. Um...OH! You know the color chocolate turns when it dries out? A little bit browner than that. :)
     
  4. Friesiangirl

    Friesiangirl Senior Member

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    Oh, cause in OK where i lived it was reddish to orenge, so i thought as well it could just be dirt...LOL, never been to TX, But maybe it was a southern thing? LOL

    I hope you find out what it is
     
  5. WildHorseSpirit

    WildHorseSpirit Senior Member+

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    A possibility the horse may have some blood mixed?
    I would call the owner and have the horse looked at.

    The horse may have sinusitis sp?
     
  6. SweetIron

    SweetIron Senior Member+

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    I was worried about this too with my mare. turns out, it is just from our grain; it is sweet feed, and it has a reddish orange hue to it. So especially after she is grained, she has an orangish tint to her muzzle!
     
  7. shymare

    shymare Senior Member

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    He's getting sweet feed too, maybe that's it...
     
  8. WildHorseSpirit

    WildHorseSpirit Senior Member+

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    Thank goodness anytime If I would have seen orange or red I would have been on the phone to the vet LOL
     

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