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Your vet has done all of the appropriate treatments and medications to treat Cleo's Empyema and since Cleo is doing well, then this condiiton has been cured. This condition, however, does cause serious damage to the tissues of the guttural pouches and this will cause this tissue to have to be removed in the form of a nasal discharge. This discharge should be close to clear but this is very normal and can go on , even though the infection has been resolved, for 2-3 weeks. This is very normal....I would only be worried if Cleo was not feeling well and the discharge becomes pus like rather than a clear, or cloudy mucous...this is a normal sequel to this disease. I am sure Cleo will be fine.
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Thank you - that is very reassuring. I worry that she still has trouble chewing dry food and I think sometimes she snorts and some of the food comes down her nose. Could the passages inside her head be compromised, and is that dangerous?
Thank you so much, Lorna, for your kind rating and generous bonus. It is very much appreciated! Even though you have rated, we can still communicate. If you have other questions, please Reply. I am always happy to help. I am sure sweet cleo will do well with your love and care.
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You are exceptionally kind. I have had so many sleepless nights over this horse, who is so patient and gentle, and as my husband is an invalid with several health problems, it has been down to me to look after her.I simply wanted to give him back his horse! You have given me great hope that she will make a full recovery and I shall certainly take your advice about her teeth - in fact, I think the vet did mention that at one point. Thank you again - you are a star!