Difficulty Breathing

Of the classic signs of inflammatory airway disease listed below, which one does your horse exhibit most frequently?

Flared nostrils and longer-than-usual expiration
Wheezing and/or throat rattling sound
Coughing or heaving
Intolerant or uninterested in exercise
None of these

Total votes cast: 313

Comments & Write-in Answers

Deep barking sound and high,squeal whinny, almost hoarse

11/14/2011 9:41:44 PM

The flared nostrils are usually the first sign. Things go down hill from there.

11/14/2011 2:31:01 PM

My light color chestnut gelding is heard to breathe more deeply in hot humid summer weather.

11/13/2011 9:31:21 PM

Thank you God! Always aware and watching!

11/13/2011 7:05:50 PM

hay was dusty because of the weather this year

11/12/2011 11:26:48 PM

Coughing intermittently, no heaves

11/12/2011 11:22:52 PM

one of my two horses has started to have a dry cough. her nose is a bit runny but it has been very w

11/12/2011 10:08:14 AM

horse is reluctant to work, tires quickly and needs longer to recover.

11/12/2011 12:55:03 AM

23 yrs young & healthy as a horse.

11/11/2011 3:05:45 PM

small lump under skin

11/11/2011 7:29:07 AM

The previous owner said she had a small airway but when I set her head in, she tends to make a rattl

11/10/2011 10:04:24 PM

been on smz and naxcel ..changed hay to soft hay. was given horrible stiff hay when this flarred up

11/10/2011 5:38:18 PM

Guess none of my 8 horses have this.

11/10/2011 3:58:37 PM

My mare has all but the exercise issue. She goes, goes, goes, no matter what.

11/10/2011 2:25:18 PM

healthy horses

11/10/2011 10:58:41 AM

Lack of stamana and thick white runny nose often after exercise.

11/10/2011 9:29:22 AM

Allergens will trigger an asthma attack causing coughing & heaving The most common trigger is mold

11/9/2011 10:14:30 PM

usually coughs up mucus

11/9/2011 9:20:27 PM

Our now 10yo Icelandic mare has been diagnosed with RAO. We give her monthly antigen injections.

11/9/2011 4:22:14 PM

This occurs mostly in hot weather with or without exertion.

11/9/2011 2:25:21 PM

found that he has multipe allergies

11/9/2011 11:39:22 AM

Has no problem breathing

11/9/2011 7:11:12 AM

After every exercise or racing, the horse became very weak & breathing like throat rattling sound.

11/9/2011 3:45:33 AM

This summer had a major allergic reaction with increased work of breathing

11/8/2011 11:16:05 PM

runny nose

11/8/2011 8:17:55 PM

So far, none of my horses have shown signs of any of theses problems.

11/8/2011 6:26:06 PM

Fortunately this is one condition that I've never had to deal with!

11/8/2011 6:17:34 PM

rapid breathing

11/8/2011 6:16:55 PM

my horse lives outside and is healthy

11/8/2011 6:04:49 PM

As soon as he's on hay the cough starts. Wetting the (good quality)hay and dex help

11/8/2011 4:30:17 PM

Fortunately have had only 3 horses with allergies--no heaves

11/8/2011 3:45:05 PM

one horse very bad coughs particularly in spring and lots of pollen in the air

11/8/2011 3:39:22 PM

More research is needed about equine COPD -vet schools, are you listening? I lost my mare to this.

11/8/2011 2:29:12 PM

Fortunately, I've seen no symptoms in our horses.

11/8/2011 11:22:28 AM

slow return to a resting breathe rate after minimal exercise

11/8/2011 11:03:03 AM