A Fresh Look at Heaves

Researchers definition of this respiratory issue continues to evolve; here’s what we currently know

Is it common to hear your horse’s cough echoing from his dusty stall? If so, don’t dismiss it as you would your own throat tickle in the same setting—as something that will resolve on its own. Your horse might be confined in this setting, unable to avoid the dust, and he could have developed a chronic breathing problem called heaves. These horses suffer impaired respiratory function (and, hence, athletic performance)

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