Why Do I Need Horse Cough Syrup?
One of my lesson horses, Marley was diagnosed years ago with heaves. He has a bad cough that comes and goes. It goes from a little cough every once in a while, to a deep cough that shakes his whole body.
When he has really bad spells, the vet prescribes steroids. Unfortunately, horses(or any other animals) typically can’t be on steroids for extended periods of time. Leaving us looking for other ways to give him relief.
His cough sometimes is bad enough that it keeps him from being able to work.
Cough Syrup For Horses?
I know, it probably sounds suspicious. I was skeptical too. It is a reasonable price, and we hadn’t found any other other potential products to help, so I figured what the heck! It’s worth a try.
0.5 oz- syringe $4.05
16 oz bottle-$22.51
34 oz bottle-$31.54
128 oz bottle-$148.47
We got the 16 oz bottle the first time since we weren’t sure if it would serve it’s purpose.
It is available on many websites. These are the costs listed on chewy.com. If you google it you can easily price check since it is available so many different places.
How To Use It
According to the directions, we should give Marley 5 ml’s before it is time for him to exercise. So that is what we did. It helped his cough during lessons right away. The only thing is it didn’t seem to last a super long time.
Since it’s natural and it is safe to use as often as you want, we started giving him twice. Once at feeding time, about an hour or so before he has to work. Then, we give it to him again right before he goes out to the ring to work.
Today Is The Perfect Example!
Today, Marley started out with no coughing in the stall. We gave him the cough syrup as usual.
At the beginning of the walk/trot lesson he was about to be used for he started coughing. I ran into the barn and grabbed another 5 ml’s of Air Power.
I gave it to him, he walked a few minutes and then continued the rest of the lesson with no coughing at all!
It Works Consistently
We have been using it since June now, and the results have been consistent. It has been a real relief that we finally have a way to help him when he starts having coughing spells.
The fact that it is natural and we can use it when we need it without worry of side effects is great.
Highly Recommend This Product
This product has worked wonders for Marley. I would highly recommend that anyone that has a horse with allergies or heaves, causing coughing spells, to give it a try.
I think you will be happy with the results!