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Nasal Discharge in Horses
  by Robert N. Oglesby DVM


Introduction » General Physical Exam » Localization » Clear or Watery Nasal Discharge » Cloudy, mucopurulent discharge: Snotty nose » Bloody Nasal Discharge » Further Diagnostic Tests » Treatment » More Info 

Abnormal nasal discharges is a common event in horses which includes
  • a clear (serous) discharge: running nose
  • cloudy (mucopurulent) discharge: snotty nose
  • bloody (hemorrhagic) discharge: epistaxis
Often the history, appearance, odor, whether bilateral or just one side, and whether accompanied by other signs of disease will help diagnose the problem but sometimes further diagnostic work will be required. This article discusses these different characteristics and what it may mean and the further diagnostic work that may be required for a diagnosis with links provided to the specific diseases that cause nasal discharge. Also discussed is the treatment plan for a horse with a snotty discharge do to uncomplicated sinusitis.
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      ~Last Updated: July 10, 2015;
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