Examine the Mouth
It is important to check the nostrils and mouth for odor since this is often associated with the presence of anaerobic bacteria which may be contributing to an infection.  This is also a good time to listen to the horse’s breathing, noting any abnormal noises.  
Also check the oral and nasal mucous membrane color.

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Copyright 1999-2001
New Bolton Center Field Service Department
Students:  Keith Javic - Class of 2003, C. Nikki Conroy - Class of 2003