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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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New horse with stuffy nose

A month ago I bought a 4 year old TWH gelding. For around 2 weeks he has had a stuffy nose off and on. He does not act under the weather at all. He eats an drinks well. Could this be just a regular cold or is it more likely to be an allergy ? What can I try to help clear his nose ? Thanks so much for any help you can give.

Where are you from? Ohio

How did you locate this forum? Surfing the net

Re: New horse with stuffy nose

Hi Rhonda,

It could be an allergy or a reaction to dust, perhaps from being stalled more than before, due to cold weather, or from dusty feed or hay.

So, the first approach would be to examine his environment to see if he is not getting the fresh air that he needs.

The next approach is to add antioxidants to the diet to help reduce the inflammation caused by irritants. You didn't mention what you are feeding, but if you are currently adding a multiple vitamin/mineral supplement to his diet, I would suggest replacing it with something more potent in antioxidants such as PreOx.

Hope this helps. Keep me posted!

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO