Respiratory System


Understanding Coronavirus

November 26, 2014

Recently gastrointestinal illness associated with equine coronavirus has been seen in adult horses.... Read More


Study: Epistaxis Has 'Complex Hereditary Basis'

November 18, 2014

Environment also to blame in exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage cases so severe that horses bleed from the nostrils.... Read More


New Bolton Center to Host Equine Sports Medicine Lecture

October 22, 2014

Drs. Elizabeth Davidson and Liz Arbittier will offer a joint lecture on sports medicine, including lameness evaluations.... Read More


Managing and Preventing Transport-Associated Fever

October 19, 2014

Most horses travel without incident, but some develop fevers that could point to potentially dangerous health problems.... Read More

Researchers provided horses with daily inhaled corticosteroid treatments of fluticasone propionate through a respirator mask covering both nostrils.


Choosing Corticosteroids for RAO: Systemic or Inhaled?

October 13, 2014

Which option is better? Study results suggest it depends on the horse and the severity of his condition.... Read More


Surgical Procedure Helps Horses with Nasopharyngeal Collapse

October 12, 2014

Researchers tested the technique on horses with poor performance and respiratory noise.... Read More

Mobile roof construction of the Summer Riding Arena enables riders to train their stallions in the fresh air all year round.


Spanish Riding School Debuts Arena with Mobile Roof

October 01, 2014

The Summer Riding Arena's mobile roof construction enables riders to train their stallions in the fresh air year-round.... Read More


Stop the Bleeding

September 23, 2014

As prevalent as EIPH is, we still don't fully understand this potentially performance-limiting condition.... Read More


Study Examines EIPH and Racing Performance

September 19, 2014

Researchers recently found no link between most horses who suffer from EIPH and long-term racing performance.... Read More


Optimizing Dressage Horses' Bodies for Peak Performance

September 19, 2014

From feeding and training to shoeing and warm-up protocols, learn how to keep your dressage horse fit to perform.... Read More


Monitor Horses for Sinusitis After Nasogastric Intubation

September 14, 2014

Sinusitis could be a complication from intubation, but one vet said the procedure's benefits still outweigh the risks.... Read More


Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

September 10, 2014

Your horse's heart and respiratory system work hard to power his every stride. Here's what you need to know.... Read More


Officials Examining Horse Deaths at Saratoga

September 02, 2014

Eleven horses died during the recent Saratoga Race Track meet, compared with eight during the summer session last year.... Read More


Equine Coronavirus Identified in European Horses

August 17, 2014

This marks the first time coronavirus has been detected in horses outside of the United States or Japan.... Read More


Study: EIPH Does Not Shorten Racing Careers

July 29, 2014

Researchers found no difference in career longevity between horses that experience EIPH and those that don't.... Read More


Equine Rhinitis Virus

July 23, 2014

Leading rhinitis researchers share the latest developments regarding this respiratory-disease-causing virus.... Read More


Airway Remodeling in Heaves

June 30, 2014

Dr. Jean-Pierre Lavoie answers the question of whether airway remodeling is reversible in horses with heaves.... Read More

Avoiding nose-to-nose contact with horses from other farms can help prevent the spread of infectious respiratory diseases like equine herpesvirus and equine influenza.


Protecting your Horse from Respiratory Disease

June 30, 2014

Here are five quick tips to help keep respiratory diseases out of your herd.... Read More


Are Coughing and Nasal Discharge Early Indicators of Heaves?

June 30, 2014

Researchers say mild but persistent respiratory signs can indicate an increased risk of developing heaves.... Read More

All horses, regardless of intended use, should receive a thorough veterinary prepurchase exam.


Prepurchase Exams: A Health Care Must

June 29, 2014

Investing in an equine prepurchase exam can save horse owners heartache and money.... Read More


Researchers Study the Genetics of Heaves

June 16, 2014

Heaves appears to have a genetic basis, but one that varies between horses, Swiss researchers say.... Read More


CSU Veterinary Alum Hopes for Triple Crown Win by a Nose

June 03, 2014

Ed Blach, DVM, MS, MBA, co-invented the nasal strip California Chrome will wear in the Belmont Stakes.... Read More


Researchers Study Bleeding in Australian Racehorses

June 03, 2014

Researchers found that epistaxis occurred in approximately 0.2% of their study population.... Read More


10 Recurrent Airway Obstruction Resources on

May 29, 2014

We've scoured our archives and compiled 10 RAO (or heaves) resources available for free on Read More


Keeping Seniors with Heaves Breathing Easy

May 27, 2014

Have you ever managed an older horse with heaves or other respiratory issues?... Read More