Lower Airway Problems

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Researchers Evaluate Riding School Horse Health

November 17, 2014

Lack of pasture time and advancing age were the prime culprits behind lesson horse health problems.... Read More

Researchers provided horses with daily inhaled corticosteroid treatments of fluticasone propionate through a respirator mask covering both nostrils.

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Choosing Corticosteroids for RAO: Systemic or Inhaled?

October 13, 2014

Which option is better? Study results suggest it depends on the horse and the severity of his condition.... Read More

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Clenbuterol's Impact on Horses' Body Fat Percentage

July 16, 2014

Researchers found that clenbuterol reduced body fat percentage in both resting and working horses.... Read More

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Are Coughing and Nasal Discharge Early Indicators of Heaves?

June 30, 2014

Researchers say mild but persistent respiratory signs can indicate an increased risk of developing heaves.... Read More

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Researchers Study the Genetics of Heaves

June 16, 2014

Heaves appears to have a genetic basis, but one that varies between horses, Swiss researchers say.... Read More

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10 Recurrent Airway Obstruction Resources on TheHorse.com

May 29, 2014

We've scoured our archives and compiled 10 RAO (or heaves) resources available for free on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Provide Research Funding in 2014

February 27, 2014

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will fund 19 research projects worth $1,003,580 in 2014. ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Health Conditions Discussed at CBA Seminar

February 05, 2014

Scoping yearlings and significant findings in radiographs were among the major topics covered.... Read More

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Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2013

January 31, 2014

Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, shares her picks for the top equine medicine studies of 2013.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Rafaela De Negri

January 24, 2014

De Negri's research focused on infections in horses caused by S. equi and S. zooepidemicus.... Read More

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Consider BAL in Both Lungs when Evaluating Airway Disease

June 24, 2013

Only performing bronchoalveolar lavage in a single lung could lead to missed diagnoses, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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Cardiorespiratory Causes of Poor Equine Performance

August 17, 2012

In order for a horse to reach his athletic potential, his cardiorespiratory system must function properly.... Read More

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Equine Tracheal Mucus Associated with Airborne Particulates

July 23, 2012

Athletic horses exposed to airborne particles could experience enough mucus buildup to limit performance.... Read More

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Managing Inflammatory Airway Disease in Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 16, 2012

Inflammatory airway disease is a top cause of decreased performance and affects up to 50% of equine athletes.... Read More

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Your Horse's Breathing: Roaring, Coughing, and Bleeding

February 01, 2012

A rundown of respiratory diseases commonly observed in performance horses.... Read More

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Respiratory Diseases Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

January 02, 2012

Topics covered included pleuropneumonia, equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis, and lower airway inflammation... Read More

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Treating Respiratory Diseases Horse Course Archived

November 16, 2011

The presentation discussed evidence-based approaches to treating airway disease (such as heaves) in horses.... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE on Avoiding Respiratory Problems Archived

September 10, 2011

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE event on avoiding respiratory problems in the barn is now archived.... Read More

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'Map' Airborne Particles in Barns to Minimize Airway Disease

August 24, 2011

Mapping airborne particles in horse barns could help minimize the risk and/or prevalence of airway disease.... Read More

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Beta-Agonist Drugs: Effect on Respiratory Function in Horses

July 06, 2011

Horses in intense exercise, such as racing or three-day eventing, need full lung capacity to perform to the to... Read More

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Advancements in Understanding Airway Diseases

July 01, 2011

Researchers have made strides in understanding airway diseases and what helps (or does not help) control them.... 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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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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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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Volcanic Ash and Equine Respiratory Health

April 16, 2010

Ash and gasses from volcano eruptions could pose breathing risks to anyone exposed, including horses.... Read More