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Simon
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

i have had various cobs over the years which live out all year round (no rugs)and around this time of the year the old runny nose starts. These normally clear up within a week under their own steam as i do not believe in interfering with their immune system.
However my new lad Samson full shire who has also lived out all his life has now had a runny nose for two weeks which does not seem to be clearing. The facts are that, he still has a healthy appetite, drinking normally, shiny coat and enjoys working. Other than calling out a vet who will say antibiotics or let it run its coarse. Does anybody have any advice on any natural remedies.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

just keep your eye on it and as long as it is clear it should be fine, my filly had it once i just wiped it away with a bit of hay. maybe take his temp to be sure hes not feverish?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

He could be having an reaction to something in his new field, or the surrounding area. One of my mares has a runny nose once the temperture drops and we just live with it. As long as it isn't thick and coloured and his chest is clear I would just keep an eye on him.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

is there any form of harvesting going on in local fields? this sometimes kicks up a lots of dust.
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