Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dread Cough

Izzy has the dread cough.  This summer when she was in jail she had developed a cough.  A cough I had attributed to eating hay off the very dry and dusty ground.  Only now it's fall and I've started adding some hay into the horses diet again - not much, just a bit for added nutrition.  And the dread cough has returned.  

She's only a long yearling and I'm left wondering if my little girl has heaves or some other issue.  I'll be doing some research to see if she fits any symptoms and if it gets worse I'll call the vet, even though I'm not entirely sure what a vet could do for that.  Any ideas?


Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind said...

I hear that there are more horses than you'd think who are allergic to any dust in hay... soaking her hay is an option or giving it a really good wet down (hose). You might also look at a different type of hay... either way it is a pain in the you know what!

The Canadian said...

Uh oh! Good luck Andrea!