My Older Horse Coughs During Warmup: Is That Normal?

Drs. Ann Rashmir-Raven and Erin Denney-Jones say even a few coughs from your senior horse under saddle aren't okay.

Drs. Ann Rashmir-Raven and Erin Denney-Jones say even a few coughs from your senior horse under saddle aren't okay.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask TheHorse Live audio event, “Managing and Maintaining the Older Equine Athlete." Listen to the full recording here

About the Experts

Erin Denney-Jones, DVM

Erin Denney-Jones, DVM, is an FEI veterinarian and owner of Florida Equine Veterinary Services, in Clermont, Florida. Her interests and practice areas include chiropractic care, sport horse medicine, reproduction, general medicine and surgery, and preventive care including wellness programs, vaccinations, parasite control, and dentistry.

Ann Rashmir-Raven, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, PGCVE, FHEA

Ann Rashmir-Raven, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, is an associate professor of large animal clinical science at Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. A board certified surgeon, Rashmir-Raven has an interest in equine lameness and helping keep older equine athletes comfortable and competitive. Additionally, her research includes dermatology.