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Common Upper Respiratory Disorders and Treatments

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Is your horse a noisy and uncomfortable breather? Does he struggle to breathe when you're riding? Is his performance suffering because of it?

About the Experts

Elizabeth Davis, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

Elizabeth Davis, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is an associate professor and section head of equine medicine and surgery at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her research focuses on immunology and effective vaccination strategies and clinical pharmacology. She is co-director of the NIH-Merial Veterinary Research Scholars program.

Susan Holcombe, VMD, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ACVECC

Susan Holcombe, VMD, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ACVECC, is a professor at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She has a special interest in equine emergency and critical care, upper-respiratory tract physiology, and sepsis and endotoxemia in horses.