Hope has had this pesky cough and sneezing she gets around this time of year, so I have been giving her Finish Line Air Power which seemed to be helping, but not as much as I would like, and her breathing is fairly heavy. Vet is coming tomorrow afternoon at 3:45pm. If she has heaves, what is the prognosis? She is boarded and is out 24/7, only coming in long enough to eat (about 15 minutes) Round bales are fed late Fall and in the Winter through early Spring. She does not cough during those months. She does most of her coughing when she kicks up the dust in her stall when she comes in to eat and after eating. She can gallop without coughing, weight is good (too good), appetite is the same, no runny nose. She is a TWH. Last year She started coughing late August and stopped a couple months later with no problems until last month. Same thing. Started coughing late August and only coughs when certain weeds start blooming in the pasture and when she comes in to eat/after eating. She is on a feed mill made textured feed with a very small amount of molasses in it. I know heaves is manageable and she can be ridden, but I'm just so worried about her ETA: Summers in MS. are very humid so I imagine that is part of her problem. Update: Not as bad as I thought. God does answer prayers So she has the "very early stages of heaves." Vet said she should be pretty much symptom free by October when it starts cooling off, plus we're getting some rain now and he said that will help a lot. He gave her a shot of Dexamethasone and gave me a full bottle of it to keep on hand. He said to give her a shot tomorrow and Sunday, then call him on Monday to let him know how she's doing and I may can go to giving her the shots every other day if she has improved. What's sad is he said he has seen more cases of heaves this year than he has seen in all his years of practice because of the drought and dusty conditions we've had. Oh my gosh...I forgot how many cc's he said to give her! It is 4mg/ml (equivalent to Dexamethasone 3mg/ml) The instructions say to give 2.5-5mg based on 3mg/ml dexamethasone content. Help my math illiterate brain figure this out please? :help!: And I'm a nurse for goodness sakes! I just don't want to overdose her I *think* he gave her 5cc's initially. Maybe 6cc's? Well carp...I was just too worried I guess and forgot what he said!!