Other Respiratory Problems

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Treating Guttural Pouches in Foals: An Easier Way (AAEP 2010)

February 13, 2011

Instead of operating on a foal with guttural pouch tympany, veterinarians should consider placing a flexible tube through the opening of his guttural pouch(es) via the nasal passage, according to a veterinarian from Auburn University.... Read More

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New Surgical Tool for Treating Epiglottic Entrapments in Standing Horses

February 13, 2011

An epiglottic entrapment is an upper airway abnormality that can cause poor performance in athletic horses. A team of researchers from the University of Montreal recently developed a safer instrument for surgically correcting an entrapped epiglottis.... Read More

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Infectious Respiratory Disease: PCR Testing Suggested (AAEP 2010)

February 11, 2011

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a fast, accurate, quick, and easy testing method to diagnose pathogens associated with equine upper respiratory tract infections, and researchers on a recent study recommended that veterinarians pursue PCR in cases... Read More

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Respiratory Diseases Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 03, 2011

Appropriate biosecurity program protocols for respiratory diseases on the farm was the first issue addressed at the table topic on respiratory diseases presented at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Ba... Read More

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Workshop Identifies Equine Respiratory System Research Priorities

January 25, 2011

On Jan. 24 the (American Association of Equine Practitioners) AAEP Foundation released the findings of its 2010 Equine Respiratory Research Workshop, held July 20-21, 2010, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The report sums up future objectives identified by l... Read More

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NYRA Adopts Race Day Lasix Measure

January 21, 2011

Beginning Jan. 26, veterinarians for the New York Racing Association (NYRA) will administer Lasix (a drug given to racehorses to lessen the severity of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage) to horses on race day.
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Wetting/Soaking Hay for Horses with Respiratory Problems

October 12, 2010

My vet has had me soaking my horse's hay for an hour, but I see you indicating just to wet it down.... Read More

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Ammonia: Out Of My Barn!

October 01, 2010

Ammonia buildup can affect a horse's respiratory health and performance, but it is preventable.... Read More

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Shedding Light on Strangles in Horses

October 01, 2010

Strangles is caused by a bacterium that gains access to the body through the nose or throat. Some affected horses suffer breathing obstruction due to enlarged lymph nodes that narrow the air passages--hence, the name strangles.... Read More

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Ammonia and Respiratory Health

September 22, 2010

High ammonia levels in barns can be detrimental to horses' respiratory health. Know how to keep them low.... Read More

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Respiration (in Horses) Through the Ages

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

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Owners Best at Assessing Own Horse's Airway Disease Changes

August 27, 2010

Researchers found that owners are best at assessing chronic respiratory disease changes in horses.... Read More

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Checking the Vitals: The Lungs

August 07, 2010

Because can't tell a horse to "take a deep breath," listening to his lungs requires the following techniques.... Read More

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Toxin Topic: Red Maple Toxicosis

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

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Rationale for Lasering Soft Palates in Horses Put to the Test

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

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Microbiopsy May Predict Performance

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.

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Unknown Respiratory Disease Affecting Iceland's Horses

May 18, 2010

Iceland's national horse festival, the Landsmót, will continue as scheduled despite an outbreak of a yet-undiagnosed infectious respiratory disease, according to a statement from the Landsmót's executive committee and a ve... Read More

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Digital Recorders Can Monitor Equine Cough

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

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Consequences of Stall Confinement

April 01, 2010

Confined horses tend to display undesirable behaviors and are more at risk of developing intestinal, respiratory, or musculoskeletal problems. When stalling your horse, consider effects this might have on general health and emotional state.... Read More

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Allergy, Parasite Link Investigated

April 01, 2010

Horses with allergic diseases, like recurrent airway obstruction, might have fewer parasites.... Read More

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Respiratory Tract Abnormalities and Racehorse Performance

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

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Respiratory Conditions

March 08, 2010

Respiratory topics in horses included influenza outbreak and vaccination boosters at the 2009 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Equine Research Priorities

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

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Furosemide Study Discussed at AAEP Convention

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

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Long-Acting Antibiotic Formulation Approved for Use in Horses

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