Other Respiratory Problems

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Girth Strap Tightness

April 01, 2001

Every time you saddle a horse, you tighten a girth. But how tight should you make that girth? Just enough to keep the saddle on? With space to slip a hand under the girth? As tight as it will go? Furthermore, how well does a horse breathe with this... Read More

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AAEP Convention Topics Preview: Predicting Performance

January 01, 2001

If only we could accurately predict a horse's future athletic performance, we'd know which horses on which to spend our fortunes. Many early factors in estimating a yearling's potential have been proven correct, others false, and there's many fo... Read More

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Endoscopic Exams Indicate Racing Potential

January 01, 2001

Recent research indicates that endoscopic examination of yearlings can help determine their eventual racing success. However, researchers also showed that certain abnormalities previously considered to be indicators of poor performance were not... Read More

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Stress Testing

October 01, 2000

For a horse to perform well as an athlete, all body systems must be in good working order. When one or more system "breaks down," the horse is no longer able to perform to its potential, and the owner, rider, and trainer will notice a decline in... Read More

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Wind Soundness Exam Studies

October 01, 2000

Thoroughbred yearlings sold at public auction here and abroad often are subject to endoscopic examination of their upper respiratory tracts. Veterinarians and potential buyers are looking for evidence of deformities that could affect the ability... Read More

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What Causes Poor Exercise Performance?

September 01, 2000

A huge amount of time, effort, and money often are invested in the preparation of horses for various athletic events, including Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing, three-day eventing, steeplechasing, dressage, hunter-jumper events, reining,... Read More

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Respiratory Allergies

September 01, 2000

Respiratory disease is second only to musculoskeletal problems as a cause of loss of performance in competition horses, according to some of the leading researchers around the world. In fact, N. Edward Robinson, BVet Med, PhD, MRCVS, of Michigan... Read More

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Workshop On Airway Disease

September 01, 2000

The first International Workshop on Equine Chronic Airway Disease was held June 16-18 at Michigan State University. Thirty of the world's leading investigators of equine airway disease met, along with representatives of pharmaceutical companies.... Read More

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Olympic Transport

July 01, 2000

How would you like to have a dozen or so concise, easy-to-understand pages put together as a how-to of keeping your horse healthier and what to do before, during, and after you load your horse in a trailer and ship him? Include some... Read More

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Common Problems and Their Signs

April 01, 2000

The ability to recognize abnormalities depends greatly on a person's knowledge of what is normal. The greater someone's knowledge of normal anatomy, physiology, behavior, and environment of a given animal, the more likely that person is to... Read More

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Better Breathing

January 01, 2000

When you walk down the center aisle of your barn, does the ceiling drip condensation on your head? Does the smell of ammonia make your nostrils twitch and your eyes water--even when the stalls are freshly cleaned? Worst of all, was that a hollow... Read More

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Stall Design

November 01, 1999

That stall is very likely the place where your horse is going to spend the bulk of his existence as a domestic animal. Even if he is turned out every day, and exercised regularly, up to 16 hours of his daily life could be whiled away in that familiar... Read More

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Canadian Equine Research

April 01, 1999

The University of Guelph, located in Ontario, Canada, is home of the world renowned Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). The university is a research-intensive and student-oriented facility. Its written mission is to serve society and to enhance th... Read More

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The Basic Physical Examination

January 01, 1999

All owners should know what their horse's normal vital signs are and how to take them correctly.... Read More

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New System For Testing Lung Disease In Horses Developed

October 23, 1998

Dr. Andrew Hoffman, the director of the Issam M. Fares Equine Sports Medicine Program and an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Medicine at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Mass., has long bee... Read More

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CNS Expands Nasal Strip Technology to Include Horses

September 01, 1998

CNS, Inc., is developing a nasal strip that eases the breathing of horses during racing and other high-performance events, the company announced today. The strip performed as expected in an initial clinical trial at Kansas State University, and... Read More

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Common Respiratory Problems

July 01, 1998

The main goal of the respiratory system is to transfer oxygen from the air we breathe to the red blood cells, where the oxygen will be transported throughout the body and be available for all organs and tissues. In addition, carbon dioxide, a waste... Read More

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Infectious Diseases in Horses

June 01, 1998

Viral infections of the equine respiratory tract are a veterinary challenge. They occur frequently and result in major economic loss to the horse industry. Currently available vaccines are not completely effective in controlling respiratory... Read More

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Barns and Stalls: The Air In There

May 01, 1998

Horse owners often tend to build and manage their barns more for their own comfort than for their horses'--and horses have far greater cold tolerance than we do. What might feel chilly to us often is perfectly comfortable for our hairy friends.... Read More

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Sponge Case Could See Federal Indictment

May 01, 1998

An indictment by a federal grand jury could be returned as soon as Monday in the Churchill Downs sponging case, according to a report by ESPN cited by the Associated Press.

ESPN reported... Read More

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Avoiding Travel Fatigue

April 01, 1998

Although most horses seem to tolerate travel it is a stress to some degree to all horses. Horses lose body weight and run the risk of respiratory disease during travel. Because of the risks no matter how seasoned the showman moving horses... Read More

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Transporting Horses

April 01, 1998

Moving horses from place to place is recorded to occur as far back in history as 3,500 years. At that time, horses were transported by sea and either were confined in boxes to the bowels of the boat or placed in slings on the deck of the boat.... Read More

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Transporting: Room To Breathe

April 01, 1998

Transporting horses for long distances can be a contributing factor in the development of respiratory disease, which can last long after the trip is over. Although horse owners cannot control all elements, keeping in mind these few guidelines will... Read More

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Baby Boosters

January 01, 1998

Foals, just as infants, are vulnerable to disease and infection because their young bodies are naive to the world of germs and bacteria. The inclination, particularly for horse owners who choose to vaccinate their own horses, is to... Read More

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Can You Ride Your Horse Through a Flu?

November 01, 1997

You wake up after having a fitful night, coughing, wheezing and constantly grabbing for that next tissue. Your chest feels it's in a vice, you can't eat and you've got the blues. What you really have is the flu, and when your horse has it, h... Read More