Q: Cough

March 15, 2012 | By Mzmlball | 1 answer | Expired: 1413 days ago

Hi I have a horse I dewormed him and after he got dewormed he has been cough'n its a dry cough and he has no dicharge does he need to be dewormed agian?

Readers' Answers (1)

Mar 15, 2012

I would talk with my vet before dosing him again. Most wormers are designed to be relatively flexible as far as safety, but doubling the dose could result in toxicity. A lot depends on which wormer you're using in the rotation, some are stronger than others, so just to be on the safe side and not do any harm, a call to the vet would be the best option.

He could be reacting to dust if you are in a dry area or if his hay is dusty. Most areas had a really mild winter, so there are a lot of things in the air that could cause allergy responses which could result in coughing. It is that time of year for seasonal allergies and in most places they're going to be worse than usual. Our horses would sometimes develop coughs this time of year. They were often just dry coughs with no mucus, and it was almost always related to the amount of dust and pollen in the air. It might also be a good idea to check his temperature. He might just have developed a little cold and it's just a coincidence that it's occurring around the time of being given the wormer.

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