A horse’s active competition schedule can make managing and treating respiratory problems challenging.
Veterinarians often prescribe medications to control acute and chronic clinical signs of disease, along with recommending environmental changes to limit asthmatic horses’ exposure to inhaled allergens. What do owners think of these sometimes time-consuming and expensive suggestions?
Researchers identified upper respiratory tract disorders, many of which aren’t common in other horse types, in 92% of the competition draft horses they examined.
Researchers believe nasopharyngeal cicatrix is the result of an environmental agent, possibly found in pasture, but they still don’t know for sure what causes it, how to best manage it, or why it generally affects horses in a specific part of Texas. Here’s what you should know.
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.
Are breathing issues slowing your horse down? Here are some surgical and management options that might help.
Look for equine respiratory health content during Respiratory Care Awareness Week, which takes place October 22-26, 2018.
While every horse needs quality air to breathe, senior horses are particularly at risk for respiratory diseases.
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