I rode my horse last Wednesday and had a normal ride. Due to work and weather, I was unable to ride again until Saturday. He warmed up fine, but when I asked for a lope, he started coughing deeply. He had a snotty nose (yellowish). I immediately got him home and took his temp, it was 100.8. He coughed a few times and maybe seemed a bit down.
Sunday, I hopped on long enough to get a video of the cough. He had a smaller amount of nasal discharge, but coughed pretty quickly into the ride. Again, I only rode long enough to get a video of the cough. Temp was normal.
He saw the vet last night. Cough is much more frequent, nasal discharge is watery and a tad bit of mucus. No fever. Vet pulled blood, which was normal, lungs are clear. Breathing seems normal. He gave him several injectable antibiotics and told me to monitor for the next four days.
The horse was coughing in his stall and while eating this morning. Slight discharge. Has anyone experienced anything like this?