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Re: coughing

I would not stall her unless she is shivering, stalls have worse conditions
like dust and molds that might make her worse. I use natural means of
helping... get honey, applesauce and some horehound (herb), goldenseal, and
mullien (another herb for respiratory problems) and a few large syringes,
like the type we use to give electrolytes. Mix the applesauce and honey ,
3/4 applesauce and 1/4 honey, grind the herbs in a coffee grinder and mix,
1/4 tsp goldenseal, to 2 tsp of mullien and 1 tsp of horehound, mix them
together with the applesauce and honey... Administer twice a day until the
cough is gone. My horses picked up a cough last year, runny nose and all,
terribly distressing to listen to and I was feeling the same way, it's hard
to have to hear. Since the mare is older I would put her on a daily
supplement the builds her immune response, ABC Plus is a good one as they
have ingrediants that can help that.
Dru in Arizona (if you cannot get the herbs I would be very willing to send
you some if you want, they grow out here):-)

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Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2001 7:18 AM
Subject: RC: coughing

> Lynn Turck
> Help.. I have been treating 3 horses for a persistant cough, had the vet
out 2 weeks ago, no fever, but all 3 had upper respitory congestion.  Vet
said to give them antibiotics[bactrim] for 10 days[960mg/20 per day ea.] The
3 yr old is now ok, the 7 yr old is better, still a little cough/mucus, but
running around.  The 18 yr old is worse, lots of coughing and white mucus
from her nose.  I called the vet again and she said to put the older mare
back on antibiotics for 7 more days, we're now on day 4 and she's still
coughing hard.  She is separated from the others.  Its killing me to watch
her cough so hard...I need help/suggestions...should I put her in a stall?
We are in central Fl and the weather has been rainy all week with temps in
the 40s to 60.  She's out now in a 3 acre pasture with a shelter. Please all
advise will be welcomed. Thank you, Lynn
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