Other Respiratory Problems

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Measuring SAA Can Help Identify Health Issues Early

January 23, 2016

Vets can use SAA levels to differentiate between systemic inflammation and noninflammatory diseases in horses.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Infographics of 2015

December 31, 2015

Topics included stress, scratches, hoof abscesses, deworming, vaccinations, metabolic syndrome, healthy coats, and more.... Read More

Here's an example of traditional runs off barn stalls used as confinement areas. Good footing helps minimize mud.

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Confinement Areas for Healthy, Happy Horses

December 16, 2015

Few horses can spend all their time in turnout. Use these tips to keep your horse content when he's cooped up.... Read More

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The Battle Against the Bugs

November 17, 2015

Here's a rundown on our arsenal of equine disease-fighting drugs and their proper uses.... Read More

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Sniffle, Cough, Sneeze: Infectious Respiratory Disease

October 29, 2015

Learn how to protect your horses from rapidly spreading respiratory diseases, such as influenza, strangles, and rhino.... Read More

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Horse Barn and Paddock Odor Control

October 16, 2015

Does your barn stink? Alayne Blickle shares ways to control urine odors on your horse property.... Read More

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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

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.

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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

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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

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Be Your Horse's Hero: Proactively React to Wildfire Danger

August 24, 2015

Rebecca Gimenez shares tips for preparing for a wildfire evacuation.... Read More

Once hay is baled, it’s taken from the field and stored in a dry place for sale or use throughout the year.

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Why Should Hay Be Stored Away From Horses?

July 09, 2015

Alayne Blickle, with Horses for Clean Water, tells you how to protect your horses by storing hay at a safe distance. ... Read More

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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

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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

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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

When soaking hay, fill your bucket with cold water, submerge a haynet filled with a measured amount of your horse's hay for seven to 16 hours, remove it and let the excess soak water drip off, then dispose of the soak liquor away from waterways.

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Soak Away Your Hay's Hidden Dangers

March 16, 2015

Certain hays and horses don't marry well. Here's how to modify your forage.... Read More

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Shipping Horses Long Distances

February 16, 2015

Consider these factors when transporting horses afar, be it to a show or a new home. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Eliminating Harmful Ammonia

January 27, 2015

Of the 915 respondents, 233 (25%) said they remove wet spots and use shavings or another product to control stall odors.... 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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Winter Horse and Barn Care

December 18, 2014

Learn about keeping your horses healthy and barn safe during the cold winter months.... Read More

Proper hay soaking can benefit several different, and sometimes related, equine health conditions. The process can reduce both allergens and nonstructural carbohydrates in forage.

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Poll Recap: Hay Soaking

December 16, 2014

Of the 755 respondents, 584 (77%) said they do not soak their horses' hay.... Read More

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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

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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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Understanding Coronavirus

November 26, 2014

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

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Managing and Preventing Transport-Associated Fever

October 19, 2014

Most horses travel without incident, but some develop fevers that could point to potentially dangerous health problems.... Read More