Other Respiratory Problems
February 09, 2009
How the horse's head is positioned for radiographs (X rays) evaluating the efficacy of a tie-forward surgery can have a dramatic impact on the results, researchers from the United Kingdom report.
The laryngeal tie-forward... Read More
December 06, 2008
If you think you are pampering and protecting your horse in his cushy, comfortable stall instead of turning him out on pasture, think again. Michigan State University researchers have found that stabled horses are exposed to eight... Read More
August 15, 2008
Equine authorities discussed numerous infectious disease topics and studies during the 2007 AAEP Convention.... Read More
August 01, 2008
If you've been a horse owner for any length of time, there's a pretty good chance you've amassed an arsenal of products that claim some pretty... Read More
July 24, 2008
IDEXX Reference Laboratories has introduced two new diagnostic products to help equine veterinarians diagnose equine respiratory disease and neurologic disease. The new tests include an equine herpesvirus type-4 (EHV-4) RealPCR Test... Read More
July 16, 2008
Wildfires continue to burn in California, renewing concerns about the effects of smoke-filled air on equine health.
"Exercise (in a smoky environment) or excessive exposure to smoke may compromise a horse for weeks or months to come," said... Read More
July 10, 2008
English researchers are working to move airway disease screening and diagnostics from the lab into the barn.
Equine HealthCare, a company based in the U.K., is developing a new respiratory diagnostic test based on measuring the amount of... Read More
May 27, 2008
Understanding how the horse's respiratory system works can help horse owners recognize and prevent problems.... Read More
May 08, 2008
Creating a permanent hole in the windpipe of horses through a tracheostomy might be the treatment of choice.... Read More
April 17, 2008
The airways of many breeds of horses, particularly Thoroughbreds, are evaluated via an endoscope and graded before sale. The intent is to identify horses whose airways might have problems that could limit the horses' performance at maximal... Read More
April 04, 2008
The horse's circulatory and respiratory systems constitute its engine. ... Read More
March 10, 2008
According to an inaugural, multi-center report, equine herpesvirus-5 (EHV-5) is associated with a newly recognized, potentially fatal lung disease in horses called equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis, or EMPF.
"EMPF is an important... Read More
March 07, 2008
At Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, a variety of treatments are available for correcting disorders of the upper respiratory system and improving the odds of performance success.
Equine upper respiratory disorders ofte... Read More
November 14, 2007
Horse owners who heat their barns to keep water from freezing and to protect horses from cold temperatures during late fall and winter should remember supplemental heat can cause problems if used incorrectly.
Ventilation is important when... Read More
November 08, 2007
The severe fires in southern California have exposed humans and animals to unhealthy air containing wildfire smoke and particulates. These particulates can build up in the respiratory system, causing a number of health problems including burning... Read More
November 01, 2007
The forgotten organs.
By the time a horse crosses the finish line in a five-furlong race, has completed a Grand Prix show jumping round, or... Read More
August 01, 2007
Young horses in training are vulnerable to a wide variety of problems--everything from respiratory disease to training injuries. These horses are often taken off the farm where they grew up, transported to training facilities where they... Read More
November 01, 2006
There are few similarities between horses and automobiles, but in a manner of speaking, the horse's circulatory and respiratory systems constitute its engine. The food a horse consumes is its fuel. The fuel is converted into nutritional energy that... Read More
October 01, 2006
Of the medications available in the arsenal of anti-inflammatory therapies, there is one type that has caused ... Read More
June 08, 2006
A guide to nine types of herpesvirus can cause different problems in your horse.... Read More
June 08, 2006
Equine herpesvirus subsequently can be spread by the continuous cycle of reactivation from being dormant.... Read More
June 08, 2006
There are basic tools a farm, stable, or barn manager can use to reduce the incidence of equine herpesvirus.... Read More
April 01, 2006
How does your veterinarian keep up with what is best for your horses? By attending continuing education that covers areas of interest and provides him with lectures and one-on-one time with experts in various fields. Each year, Hagyard Equine... Read More
February 08, 2006
The respiratory system's main goal 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 produc... Read More
November 01, 2005
If the nasal septum—the bony structure that divides the left and right halves of the nasal cavity—becomes deviated or thickened, the nasal passages become narrowed and breathing is impaired. Left untreated, it can lead to exercise intolerance an... Read More
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