Ask the Vet LIVE on Avoiding Respiratory Problems Archived

Ask the Vet LIVE on Avoiding Respiratory Problems Archived

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A event on avoiding respiratory problems in the barn was held on September 1, and the recording is now available.

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Avoiding Respiratory Problems in the Barn

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A event on avoiding respiratory problems in the barn was held on September 1, and the recording is now available.

We all know how a stuffy, smelly horse barn can aggravate our noses and lungs, and of course, the horses kept in the barn have it just as bad or worse. A number of air quality factors in barns can make it harder for your horse to breathe, compromising his health and performance. How can you keep your barn’s air clean and your horse's respiratory system healthy? Attendees learned the answers to these questions and much more during the free Ask the Vet LIVE online Q&A chat about Avoiding Respiratory Problems in the Barn.

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Our on-call panelists for this event included:

Melissa Mazan, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM Melissa Mazan, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, is an associate professor and director of the Equine Sports Medicine program at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine's Hospital for Large Animals (Tufts University). Lung function, she notes, is essential to an equine athlete’s success, and optimizing performance for competing horses is an important goal of hers. Mazan has extensive experience in the area of equine inflammatory airway disease, which affects up to 80% of stabled horses.

Dorothy Ainsworth, DVM, PhD Dorothy Ainsworth, DVM, PhD (respiratory and exercise physiology), is a professor of medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Cornell University. Her research interests include equine pulmonary (lung) disease and neonatal infectious disorders.

Listen to the archived chat session now!

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