By the time this horse finishes a five-furlong race, he will have moved somewhere around 1,800 liters of air in and out of the lungs (the equivalent of six bathtubs full of air). The respiratory system of the horse works at its limit and can be under considerable stress. The harder a horse works, the more it needs to move oxygen into the lungs and carbon dioxide out of the lungs. Understanding how the horse's respiratory system works can help horse owners recognize problems and/or manage horses to prevent them.
This is a system working at its limit. It needs proper care and all the support you can give it. This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with an overview of the pathway for transporting oxygen from outside the horse down to the mitochondria inside cells.
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- Alternative Treatment for "Roaring" in Horses (AAEP 2011)
- Treating Equine Upper Respiratory Tract Ailments (AAEP 2011)
- Equine Head Flexion and Airway Inflammation (AAEP 2011)
- In Depth: Evaluating the Upper Respiratory Tract (AAEP 2011)
- Equine Rhinitis in Respiratory Infection Cases (AAEP 2011)
- Epiglottic Abnormalities in Nonracehorses: A Review
- 'Map' Airborne Particles in Barns to Minimize Airway Disease