Transportation and choking on feed are also common risk factors. Once a horse has pneumonia, the disease is costly to treat and often leads to hospitalization. Prevention is the best approach to pneumonia, and early intervention is the best cure.
To help horse owners and breeders better understand the disease, Butterfly Network and TheHorse.com have teamed up to bring you Equine Pneumonia Awareness Week Nov. 7-14, 2021. Look for equine pneumonia educational content all week on TheHorse.com, our Facebook page and Twitter feed, and in our e-newsletters.