- Jul 8, 2006
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I bought a gelding about 3 years ago from a woman who was not taking care of him, he was stuck in a tiny dusty shed, with a bunch of bales of musty dusty hay most of the time. He had a cough at the time and I had the vet out straight away, they said his trachea maybe constricted or maybe he had heaves. Together w/ the vet we have tried dozens of things to help him but over the last 3 years or so he is getting worse. sometimes he seems o.k. then later he will be belly breathing or he'll have a coughing spell. when is gets hot he has a harder time also. I just don't know what else to do and am now thinking I should consider putting him down. Tonight it's cool out and yet he is belly breathing and trying to get air, breaks my heart that I can't seem to help him.