Respiratory System


Manifestations of Equine Herpesvirus-1

October 13, 2015

Learn how the respiratory, reproductive, and neurologic forms of equine herpesvirus-1 can impact your horse.... Read More


Evaluating the Equine Poor Performer

October 05, 2015

Poor performers can be a diagnostic challenge. Here's what veterinarians will look for when examining these horses.... Read More


Managing Seniors with Heaves

October 04, 2015

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


Respiratory Problems and Poor Performance

September 29, 2015

Vets can evaluate and treat performance-limiting respiratory problems to help return the patient to peak performance.... Read More


OSU Veterinary Hospital Acquires a Dynamic Respiratory Scope

September 24, 2015

The dynamic respiratory scope will allow veterinarians to better assess performance horses' upper respiratory tracts.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.


Fibrinous Pleural Effusion in Horses with Pleuropneumonia

September 16, 2015

Learn about this sticky pleuropneumonia complication and why it's bad news for affected horses.... Read More


French Researchers Work to Improve Horse Health, Welfare

September 07, 2015

The Hippolia Foundation unites equine research groups for better progress, improved funding opportunities, and more.... Read More


Risk Factors for Epistaxis in Jump Racehorses Examined

August 31, 2015

Risk factors for equine nosebleeds appear to include age at first start, running on firm ground, and more.... Read More


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


Wildfire Smoke and Horses' Respiratory Health

August 25, 2015

Smoke can cause serious respiratory problems for horses. Here's how to protect your herd in case of wildfires.... Read More


Seven Things You Need to Know About Equine Influenza

August 19, 2015

Researchers have been hard at work studying this contagious respiratory disease.... Read More


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


AAEP to Host Focus on Poor Performance Educational Event

July 15, 2015

The event is designed to help vets assess, diagnose, and treat a range of performance-limiting diseases and conditions.... Read More


Adult Horses Get Pneumonia, Too

June 30, 2015

This inflammation of the lungs most commonly affects foals, but that doesn't mean your mature horse isn't at risk.... Read More


Does My Horse Have a 'Cold'?

June 09, 2015

Find out how to prevent equine upper respiratory tract infections from spreading throughout your barn.... Read More


Novel Use for the 'Tie Forward' Procedure in Horses

April 30, 2015

Often used to treat dorsal displacement of the soft palate, the technique also appears useful for treating dysphagia.... Read More


Does Throat Spray Reach Horses' Upper Airway Structures?

April 07, 2015

Nasopharyngeal catheter administration results in good cover of the larynx, nasopharynx, and soft palate.... Read More


Researchers Investigating Silicate-Associated Osteoporosis

March 16, 2015

Silicate-associated osteoporosis, or SAO, affects horses' lungs and bones.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.


The Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2014

February 05, 2015

Study topics include ophthalmology, respiratory issues, cardiovascular problems, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More


Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2014

January 21, 2015

Studies covered stem cells, nerve blocks, respiratory issues, joint supplements, kissing spines treatments, and more.... Read More


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


New Year's Resolutions for Maximizing Horse Health in 2015

January 01, 2015

Here are five ways to help your horse stay healthy and happy through the new year.... Read More


Louisiana Horse Owners: Watch for Signs of Coronavirus

December 03, 2014

Veterinarians at Louisiana State University have diagnosed a Port Allen, Louisiana, horse with enteric coronavirus.... Read More


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


Understanding Coronavirus

November 26, 2014

Recently gastrointestinal illness associated with equine coronavirus has been seen in adult horses.... Read More