We're having problems with horse noses around here. Rather, with Buddy's nose. First off, his nose is sick. And secondly, his nose is extremely adept at sorting out medicine from food. I love this photo, but it is not mine. I found it here. You don't want to see Buddy's nose right now.
Buddy has pneumonia! He's on Banamine for three days to decrease the inflammation and help the antibiotic get where it needs to go. The antibiotic, Tucoprim, is a powder the consistency of flour. He'll be on it for ten days.
How can there be such a thing as sand colic when horses can sort pellets from dust? Buddy gets pelleted food, and he's able to sort the pellets out and leave the Tucoprim in a big pile. How can those lips be so agile?
Fortunately, I am slightly smarter than he is. I went out this morning and bought a bag of very sticky sweet feed. Mix the Tucoprim dust with that, and there's no sorting it out. Buddy made it all gone.
Horse camp is next week. I guess Lily will be taking Lucy, who will enjoy it whether or not Lily does.
We're hoping to see improvement in Buddy in the next few days. He's not bad BAD, but he's bad enough. No fever, but noisy lungs, discharge and coughing. So much for being healthy as a horse.