COPD, Heaves & RAO

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Horse Welfare: Keeping Horses Healthy Through the Winter

December 16, 2014

Here's a look at three health conditions to watch for during the winter that could negatively impact equine welfare.... Read More

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Infographic: Heaves

November 26, 2014

RAO is a chronic problem similar to asthma in humans. Help your heavy horse breath easy with tips from our visual guide.... Read More

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Genetic Conditions by Body System

October 14, 2014

This report includes genetic diseases known to affect horses and which breeds are most susceptible.... Read More

Researchers provided horses with daily inhaled corticosteroid treatments of fluticasone propionate through a respirator mask covering both nostrils.

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Choosing Corticosteroids for RAO: Systemic or Inhaled?

October 13, 2014

Which option is better? Study results suggest it depends on the horse and the severity of his condition.... Read More

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Airway Remodeling in Heaves

June 30, 2014

Dr. Jean-Pierre Lavoie answers the question of whether airway remodeling is reversible in horses with heaves.... Read More

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Are Coughing and Nasal Discharge Early Indicators of Heaves?

June 30, 2014

Researchers say mild but persistent respiratory signs can indicate an increased risk of developing heaves.... Read More

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Researchers Study the Genetics of Heaves

June 16, 2014

Heaves appears to have a genetic basis, but one that varies between horses, Swiss researchers say.... Read More

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Managing Seniors with Heaves

June 10, 2014

Senior horses diagnosed with heaves face more obstacles than their younger counterparts. ... Read More

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10 Recurrent Airway Obstruction Resources on TheHorse.com

May 29, 2014

We've scoured our archives and compiled 10 RAO (or heaves) resources available for free on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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Keeping Seniors with Heaves Breathing Easy

May 27, 2014

Have you ever managed an older horse with heaves or other respiratory issues?... Read More

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Helping Horses with Heaves

May 25, 2014

This serious respiratory disease can incapacitate an otherwise healthy horse. Here's how to help.... Read More

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Infographic: Respiratory Health

March 31, 2014

Learn more about equine respiratory-related health conditions with this easy-to-follow visual guide.... Read More

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Inflammatory Airway Disease in Horses: Causes and Treatments

March 31, 2014

Dr. Laurent Couetil talks about the environmental factors that impact horses with heaves.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

January 15, 2014

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More

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Feeding the Sick Horse

October 31, 2013

Dr. Ginger Rich of Rich Equine Nutritional Consulting shares practices for feeding sick horses.... Read More

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Maintaining Ideal Body Condition in Athletic Horses

October 19, 2013

Here's what to consider if your athletic horse isn't maintaining ideal body weight and condition.... Read More

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AQHF Announces Funding for 2013-14 Equine Research Projects

October 13, 2013

The American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF) has announced their 2013-14 equine research grant recipients. ... Read More

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Treatment of Heaves Subject of Penn Vet Lecture

September 12, 2013

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, Rose Nolen-Walston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, will present "Treating Heaves in Horses."... Read More

Proper hay soaking can benefit several different, and sometimes related, equine health conditions. The process can reduce both allergens and nonstructural carbohydrates in forage.

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Conditions Helped by Hay Soaking

July 31, 2013

Research shows that soaking hay before feeding can help a variety of equine health conditions.... Read More

Researchers provided horses with daily inhaled corticosteroid treatments of fluticasone propionate through a respirator mask covering both nostrils.

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Inhaled Corticosteroids, Management Changes Help RAO Horses

July 10, 2013

A combination of inhaled corticosteroids and environmental antigen avoidance helped horses with heaves.... Read More

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ACVIM 2013: Steroids, Management Changes to Treat Heaves

June 17, 2013

Learn about a study using corticosteroids and antigen avoidance to treat RAO from Dr. Mathilde Leclere.... Read More

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Horse Gene Discovery Could Help in Human Asthma Relief

March 17, 2013

Research on RAO, or heaves, in horses could help in finding solutions for asthma in humans.... Read More

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Heaves in Horses

February 04, 2013

Heaves is a chronic, debilitating problem similar to asthma in humans for horses.... Read More

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Long-term Clenbuterol Use in Horses Studied

September 05, 2012

While the drug initially reduced airway sensitivity, long-term use seems to result in reduced effectiveness.... Read More

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Dexamethasone Administration Routes in Horses Compared

June 26, 2012

Study finds that dexamethasone (DXM) behaves similarly regardless of how it enters the horse's body.... Read More