Runny nose/coughing weanling

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by kelsiesiebert, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. kelsiesiebert

    kelsiesiebert Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2018
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    14
    I bought my 6 month old weanling filly about a month ago. About two weeks ago I noticed she had a snotty nose, it’s been two weeks and she still has is along with some light coughing. She is stalled at night and let out during the day so I don’t think it would be from dust. I live in Missouri where one day it could be snowing and the next day 60° out so maybe just the weather? She is up to date on worming and vaccinations. Has anyone else seen this in their weanlings and if so have you given any medication?
     
    Alsosusieq2 likes this.
  2. Kristal H

    Kristal H Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2016
    Messages:
    2,561
    Likes Received:
    4,238
    Does she have a fever ? Did she receive all of her vaccines ?

    Weaning and being over to a new location tends to be very stressful for young horses and they often get sick. If there is a fever or colored snot than call a Vet as a cold will frequently develops into pneumonia with a weanling.
     
    Baboo and Alsosusieq2 like this.
  3. Dona Worry

    Dona Worry Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Messages:
    7,666
    Likes Received:
    17,133
    Coughing and snotty noses in babies gets me on the phone with the vet before you can blink.
    I do not like snotty noses amd coughing in babies. They can crash too quickly
     
  4. slc

    slc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    24,376
    Likes Received:
    14,855
    I would get the vet out. I doubt it's dust.
     
    Alsosusieq2 likes this.
  5. doublelranch

    doublelranch Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2014
    Messages:
    1,834
    Likes Received:
    2,989
    Germs are everywhere, and germs at your place are different than where she came from. Her immune system was stressed during the move, and she has no immunity to your germs. It's fairly common for weanlings to get sick once they get to their new home. I would call the vet. Two weeks is too long for a common cold, and any colored snots is usually an infection that needs to be helped with antibiotics.
     
  6. kelsiesiebert

    kelsiesiebert Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2018
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    14
    Thanks everyone! Calling the vet first thing in the morning
     
  7. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Messages:
    37,992
    Likes Received:
    72,540
    Take the temp. You need a record of it and once he's healthy, take it three days in a row to document what his normal is.
     
    Alsosusieq2 likes this.
  8. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2016
    Messages:
    15,535
    Likes Received:
    11,504
    Call da vet, stat. I wouldn't stall on doing so with youngsters.
     
    Alyssa Hughes likes this.
  9. Dona Worry

    Dona Worry Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Messages:
    7,666
    Likes Received:
    17,133
    Keep us updated!
     
    kelsiesiebert likes this.
  10. kelsiesiebert

    kelsiesiebert Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2018
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    14
    Update! The vet gave me Uniprim Powder Antibotic to give her once a day. I’ve already noticed since yesterday that her cough is not as bad as it was. Thanks everyone for the help
     

Share This Page