COPD, Heaves & RAO

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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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Equine Asthma Syndrome

August 12, 2016

Is your horse struggling to breathe? Equine asthma might be the cause. ... Read More

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Help for Heavy Horses

June 21, 2016

Does your horse have asthma? UPenn's Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston shares management tips for offering your horse relief.... Read More

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Pasture vs. Stall: Which is Better?

June 07, 2016

Drs. Erin Denney-Jones and Clair Thunes offer advice for owners faced with the option of boarding in a stall or turnout.... Read More

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'Equine Asthma' Now an Official Diagnosis

June 07, 2016

Inflammatory airway disease and recurrent airway obstruction fall under the "equine asthma syndrome" umbrella. ... Read More

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Helping an Easy Keeper Breathe Easy

May 25, 2016

My older horse has respiratory allergies. Is there anything I can do to help him breathe easier while wearing a muzzle?... Read More

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Barn Air Quality Affects Horses' Breathing

April 06, 2016

Learn how to make changes around the barn to reduce horses' likelihood of developing respiratory disease.... Read More

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Is a Respiratory Virus Behind Equine IAD?

March 25, 2016

Researchers found a "strong association" between horses developing asthma after contracting a rhinitis virus.... Read More

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Keeping Horses in the Asphalt Jungle

December 10, 2015

From vets stuck in city traffic to vexing ventilation issues, urban-dwelling horse owners deal with unique challenges. ... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on mature performance horse health, field surgery, heaves, lameness, and more. ... Read More

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Managing Seniors with Heaves

October 04, 2015

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

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The Connection Between Moldy Hay and Heaves

September 27, 2015

Moldy hay can can contribute to several respiratory problems in horses, the most important of which is heaves. ... Read More

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Heaves Lecture Scheduled for Sept. 15

September 04, 2015

Dr. Emilie Setlakwe will present "A Cough, a Wheeze, Could it be Heaves?" at Tryon Equine Hospital. ... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

August 28, 2015

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

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Heaves and Tracheal Microbiomes: Is There a Connection?

August 16, 2015

Researchers learned that the total bacterial load was higher in horses with heaves than in healthy horses, and more.... Read More

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The Impact of Omega-3s on Horses with Lower Airway Disease

May 25, 2015

Researchers found that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation can reduce signs of chronic lower airway disease in horses.... Read More

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Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More

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A Fresh Look at Heaves

January 16, 2015

Researchers' definition of this respiratory issue continues to evolve. Here's what we currently know.... Read More

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Heaves, COPD, RAO, or Simply Equine Asthma?

January 06, 2015

What's the difference between heaves, COPD, RAO, and equine asthma? Dr. Laurent Couetil explains.... Read More

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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