What to do when the horse has a cold?


With the arrival of the cold it is common for the horse catches a cold, how to prevent or avoid it? Like people, they too suffer from this temporary illness. Its symptoms are quite similar to those that a human can have and therefore it will be easy for us to identify it.

The horse, normally, have watery eyes, sneezing, mucus, and coughing are common. At the same time, a significant and notable decay and laziness will be found, seeing the horse with hardly any strength to move or perform any type of activity since, like ourselves, it feels heavier than normal.

Usually when he has a cold, even the simplest exercise is more difficult for him. In more advanced cases, one must add to these symptoms the appearance of fever, tremors and lack of appetite, although they do not need to occur and are far from very common.

To treat this mild disease, the most common is to go to your veterinarian and he will provide you with the ideal medicines for your speedy recovery. Meanwhile, it is advisable to keep the horse highly hydrated since with a cold it can become dehydrated and lose proteins, vitamins and defenses in its body very quickly. It is also advised wrap the horse with blankets to prevent it from getting too cold and this in turn makes it worse.

During the horse's cold process, it is recommended that you keep yourself isolated from other horses as this will prevent the disease from spreading to the rest of the herd. It is not advisable to expose it to sudden changes in temperature.

This type of illness tends to be mild, recovering quickly from it. But if it were the case that despite giving this care it worsens the most It will be advisable to go to the vet, there they will give us their full attention.

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  1.   Paula Ospina said

    Hi, I have a mare, I bought her a month ago, she has a lot of mucus and I can give her a lot

  2.   Maria Teresa Martinez Machuca said

    Excuse my ignorance but if you can register the race horses. because I want to protect my horses from theft, to later identify them thanks