Does Short-Distance Hauling Harm Horses' Respiratory Tracts?
We know that long-hauls trips can have a negative impact on horses’ respiratory systems and increase their risk of associated infections. But what about the shorter trips we take more frequently—to a local show down the road or to the neighboring town for lessons? As it turns out, researchers have not yet studied the effect of short distance trips on horses.

“The question is: Does it create low-degree inflammation that could influence test results when horses are evaluated for respiratory problems?” said study author Mathilde Leclere, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, an assistant professo

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