Adjusting a horse’s environment and administering medications as needed can help some asthmatic equids return to function.
Horses with equine asthma are more likely to have pharyngeal abnormalities in the upper airway during exercise than their asthma-free counterparts.
Study results revealed that box stalls have much higher concentrations of potentially disease-causing pathogens in the air compared to run-in sheds.
Researchers have suggested a link between DDSP and lower airway inflammation in racehorses, but the concept hadn’t been explored in sport horses. So, scientists in Belgium reviewed medical to identify instances and outcomes of DDSP treated medically.
However, researchers did observe an 86% reduction in inhalable dust concentrations when horses were fed haylage instead of hay and stalls were bedded with wood shavings instead of straw.
Researchers are asking horse owners, managers, and riders to complete a survey about air quality, conditions, arena footing, and associated health outcomes in horses and humans.
The ACVIM published a new consensus statement on treating, controlling, and preventing strangles in horses.
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