Recent News for Respiratory Problems

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Levalbuterol Tested as Heaves Treatment

September 25, 2016

Levalbuterol is an effective bronchodilator but has a relatively short duration of action, researchers found.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Distributes Funds to Benefit Equine Welfare

September 21, 2016

The foundation will distribute $459,198 to 27 organizations and special projects committed to improving equine welfare.... Read More

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Study: Most Racehorse Injuries in Britain are Minor

September 21, 2016

Findings from a recent study show that 70% of injuries recorded over a 14-year period were minor and not career-ending.... Read More

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Ammonia: A Hidden Danger in the Barn

September 20, 2016

We know that ammonia is harmful to horses. But did you know it's also a health hazard for humans?... Read More

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Does Short-Distance Hauling Harm Horses' Respiratory Tracts?

September 20, 2016

Based on study results, researchers believe short trips likely have limited implications for healthy horses.... Read More

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Shared Science: Human and Equine Health Similarities

September 09, 2016

Studying diseases across species can benefit horses as well as people.... Read More

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Feeding the Horse With Asthma

August 29, 2016

Recurrent airway obstruction is a medical condition, but feed changes might help your horse breathe better.... Read More

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Studying Heaves in Horses Could Help Humans With Asthma

August 27, 2016

Researchers are studying underlying genetic factors that lead some horses to develop heaves while others don't.... Read More

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EIPH Research a Fundraising Priority for AAEP Foundation

August 25, 2016

Up to 68% of Thoroughbred racehorses have evidence of EIPH post-exercise.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Washington

August 22, 2016

The 18-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Newport was euthanized at Washington State University.... Read More

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8 Horses at UC Davis Vet School Test Positive for Flu

August 08, 2016

The index case showed clinical signs of the respiratory disease after being admitted for an unrelated surgery.... Read More

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Streptococcus Between Species

August 03, 2016

Can Streptococcus equi zooepidemicus be transferred from horses to people?... Read More

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Scientists Examining Why Don't Owners Vaccinate Against Flu

July 31, 2016

Horse owners are urged to assist with the research by completing an online survey. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Summer Arena Dust Control

July 19, 2016

Of the 299 respondents, 196 (66%) said they use a sprinkler or water to help control arena dust. ... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread This Show Season

July 19, 2016

Remember these three core biosecurity steps to help keep your horses as well as your fellow competitors' horses healthy.... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

July 15, 2016

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Racehorse Respiratory Health

July 13, 2016

Reducing particulates in a horse's environment can go a long way toward ensuring his airway is as healthy as possible.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2016

July 05, 2016

Diagnosed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, EHV, strangles, influenza, piroplasmosis, rabies, and more.... Read More

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The Equine Upper Airway: How It Works and What Goes Wrong

July 02, 2016

Diseases and abnormalities of the upper airway are some of the main reasons for poor performance in sport horses. ... Read More

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Ruidoso Downs EHV Quarantine Released

July 01, 2016

The release comes after 14 days with no new EHV-1 cases.... Read More

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The Current State of Managing Airway Disease in Horses

July 01, 2016

One researcher believes additional studies are needed to improve IAD diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.... Read More

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Strangles in Horses: Predicting Disease and Complications

June 27, 2016

Few study horses with strangles showed the "classic" signs of disease, researchers determined.... Read More

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2016 Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit to be Live-Streamed

June 22, 2016

The summit will feature talks on racing surfaces, equine injuries, nutrition, biosecurity, respiratory health, and more.... Read More

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Horse at Ruidoso Downs Euthanized Due to EHV-1

June 20, 2016

A single horse tested positive for neurologic EHV-1 on June 17. That horse's barn has been quarantined.... Read More

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Equine Influenza Confirmed in Jackson County, West Virginia

June 17, 2016

As a result, officials are advising owners in Jackson and adjoining counties to use caution when moving their horses.... Read More