Respiratory System

Horse with flared nostrils; equine asthma treatments

Owners Share Opinions on Equine Asthma Treatments, Management

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?

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Equine Colic Imitators

Many other conditions besides colic can cause coliclike signs. And as with colic, delayed treatment or misdiagnosis can have serious consequences. Here’s what you need to know.

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upper respiratory diseases in horses; Seven Things You Need to Know About Equine Influenza

10 Years of Upper Respiratory Diseases in Horses

The ongoing Equine Respiratory Biosurveillance Program revealed new information on infectious respiratory disease threats, including EHV-1 and EHV-4, influenza, S. equi, equine rhinitis A/B viruses, and more. Here’s what you should know.

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nasopharyngeal cicatrix

Nasopharyngeal Cicatrix in Horses: What to Know

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.

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managing ddsp; Is Your Horse Ready to Learn?

Managing DDSP in Sport Horses Medically

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.

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