Other Respiratory Problems
September 01, 2010
Experts advise: When it comes to respiratory illness in horses, save the gambling for Vegas. Be aware of the major respiratory diseases that horses are susceptible to (commonly, heaves, Rhodococcus equi, and equine herpesvirus) and use preventive ... Read More
August 27, 2010
Researchers found that owners are best at assessing chronic respiratory disease changes in horses.... Read More
August 07, 2010
Because can't tell a horse to "take a deep breath," listening to his lungs requires the following techniques.... Read More
June 22, 2010
Red maple trees Acer rubrum are beautiful trees that grow extensively throughout eastern North America. However, horse owners should be aware these trees can pose a serious risk to horses. Ingestion of wilted or dried maples leaves can... Read More
June 13, 2010
Lasering the soft palate of horses for treating dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP) causes scarring but does not "stiffen" the palate as hypothesized, reported Kira Alkabes, DVM, from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University.... Read More
May 29, 2010
A new, simple muscular microbiopsy technique can reveal important information about a horse's athletic potential as well as possible pathologies that can affect performance, according to a new study by Belgian researchers.
By ana... Read More
May 18, 2010
Iceland's national horse festival, the LandsmÃ³t, will continue as scheduled despite an outbreak of a yet-undiagnosed infectious respiratory disease, according to a statement from the LandsmÃ³t's executive committee and a ve... Read More
May 07, 2010
Someday people may use a digital audio recorder to evaluate equine respiratory diseases, as well as the air quality of the stable environment.
Marco Duz, MedVet, MRCVS, and his colleagues recorded horses' coughs over 24 hours, th... Read More
April 01, 2010
When stalling your horse, consider the long-term effects this might have on general health and emotional state.... Read More
April 01, 2010
Horses with allergic diseases, like recurrent airway obstruction, might have fewer parasites.... Read More
March 27, 2010
Abnormalities in the throats of yearling racehorses will negatively impact the horses' athletic potential, making careful evaluation of these structures an important part of the prepurchase examination.
"Veterinarians routin... Read More
March 08, 2010
Respiratory topics in horses included influenza outbreak and vaccination boosters at the 2009 AAEP Convention.... Read More
March 01, 2010
In 2009 the AAEP Foundation conducted a survey to assess the thoughts and opinions of the membership in defining and prioritizing the needs for equine health research. This followed an initial survey in 2003 to establish needs for equine research...... Read More
February 26, 2010
Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH), or bleeding into the airways, is an "extremely prevalent condition associated with high-intensity exercise in horses," according to Paul S. Morley, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor of clin... Read More
February 16, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Excede sterile suspension, a new long-acting antibiotic formulation for horses from Pfizer Animal Health, the company announced in a release.
Excede Sterile Suspension is used to tre... Read More
February 12, 2010
Pneumonia (lung inflammation) in horses can be quite serious, particularly the recently described form termed equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis. ... Read More
February 10, 2010
Researchers have shown that significant amounts of mucus in a racehorse's airway can negatively affect his performance, and they've theorized that dust in the horse's environment contributes to that mucus. Therefore, the logical nex... Read More
November 06, 2009
Equine herpesvirus-5, which had previously been reported in horses in the United States, is also present in the European horse population, researchers recently reported. They found the virus in horses without any signs of disease (known as... Read More
October 18, 2009
What do you get when you "scope" 1,005 horses after 230 races, each within 24 minutes of the race, with the cooperation of 97 trainers over 28 race meets? A great deal of valuable data about the equine throat and the impact disorders of the... Read More
October 10, 2009
Horses with persistent dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP), an important performance-limiting abnormality of the upper respiratory tract, have a different anatomic location of the larynx than horses with only intermittent DDSP, report... Read More
October 08, 2009
The bacterium Stenotrophomonas maltophilia can be associated with chronic lower airway disease in horses, reports a group of Danish researchers.
S. maltophilia is a Gram-negative bacterium that is causing disease more... Read More
October 01, 2009
Can you adequately treat your horse's inflammatory airway disease if you have little control over his environment and face strict drug withdrawal times? Researchers have proven that anomalies of the equine uppe... Read More
August 06, 2009
A horse died and its owner fell unconscious within seconds of falling into decomposing green seaweed along the northern coast of Brittany, France, last week, according to several sources.
Vincent Petit, DVM, PhD, said he was hand-leading... Read More
July 09, 2009
Respiratory disease in horses can be accurately assessed through laboratory evaluation of respiratory fluids, according to a new review by French and Belgian researchers.
When combined with clinical examinations, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL... Read More
June 24, 2009
Based on diagnostic tests currently used in human medicine, researchers from the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom have reported preliminary findings on the use of an easy and non-invasive analysis of "exhaled breath condensate" that... Read More
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