Upper Airway Problems


Ask the Vet LIVE: Upper-Respiratory Disorders, April 19

April 10, 2012

Topics discussed will include roaring, dorsal displacement of the soft palate, epiglottic entrapment, and more... Read More


Equine Head Flexion and Airway Inflammation (AAEP 2011)

March 22, 2012

Vets examined upper airway obstruction in horses being ridden and when displaying "normal" head carriage.... Read More


In Depth: Evaluating the Upper Respiratory Tract (AAEP 2011)

March 06, 2012

Veterinarians have fine-tuned numerous methods for evaluating the upper respiratory tract for abnormalities.... Read More


Your Horse's Breathing: Roaring, Coughing, and Bleeding

February 01, 2012

A rundown of respiratory diseases commonly observed in performance horses.... Read More


In-Depth: Respiratory Problems (AAEP 2011)

January 23, 2012

Dr. Brett Woodie describes lower and upper respiratory problems and inflammatory respiratory disease.... Read More


Treating Respiratory Diseases Horse Course Archived

November 16, 2011

The presentation discussed evidence-based approaches to treating airway disease (such as heaves) in horses.... Read More


Ask the Vet LIVE on Avoiding Respiratory Problems Archived

September 10, 2011

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE event on avoiding respiratory problems in the barn is now archived.... Read More


'Map' Airborne Particles in Barns to Minimize Airway Disease

August 24, 2011

Mapping airborne particles in horse barns could help minimize the risk and/or prevalence of airway disease.... Read More


Beta-Agonist Drugs: Effect on Respiratory Function in Horses

July 06, 2011

Horses in intense exercise, such as racing or three-day eventing, need full lung capacity to perform to the to... Read More


Advancements in Understanding Airway Diseases

July 01, 2011

Researchers have made strides in understanding airway diseases and what helps (or does not help) control them.... Read More


Equine Charity Donation Supports Horse Health at WCVM

April 18, 2011

A $20,000 donation from the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) to support horse health at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) on the University of Saskatchewan campus has been doubled by a matching gift program, bringing the total gift ... Read More


Arytenoid Chondritis (Breathing Problem)

April 01, 2011

I have an 8-year-old Thoroughbred mare that was diagnosed with arytenoid chondritis. The attending vet was sho... Read More


Infectious Respiratory Disease: PCR Testing Suggested (AAEP 2010)

February 11, 2011

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a fast, accurate, quick, and easy testing method to diagnose pathogens associated with equine upper respiratory tract infections, and researchers on a recent study recommended that veterinarians pursue PCR in cases... Read More


Respiratory Diseases Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 03, 2011

Appropriate biosecurity program protocols for respiratory diseases on the farm was the first issue addressed at the table topic on respiratory diseases presented at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Ba... Read More


Wetting/Soaking Hay for Horses with Respiratory Problems

October 12, 2010

My vet has had me soaking my horse's hay for an hour, but I see you indicating just to wet it down.... Read More


Respiration (in Horses) Through the Ages

September 01, 2010

Experts advise: When it comes to respiratory illness in horses, save the gambling for Vegas. Be aware of the major respiratory diseases that horses are susceptible to (commonly, heaves, Rhodococcus equi, and equine herpesvirus) and use preventive ... Read More


Influenza in Horses

May 01, 2010

Equine influenza is a highly contagious upper-respiratory infection caused by strains of influenza A.... Read More


Equine Upper Airway

May 01, 2010

Understand the structure and function of the equine upper respiratory system to understand horses' breathing.... Read More


Volcanic Ash and Equine Respiratory Health

April 16, 2010

Ash and gasses from volcano eruptions could pose breathing risks to anyone exposed, including horses.... Read More


Respiratory Tract Abnormalities and Racehorse Performance

March 27, 2010

Abnormalities in the throats of yearling racehorses will negatively impact the horses' athletic potential, making careful evaluation of these structures an important part of the prepurchase examination.

"Veterinarians routin... Read More


Respiratory Conditions

March 08, 2010

Respiratory topics in horses included influenza outbreak and vaccination boosters at the 2009 AAEP Convention.... Read More


The Equine Respiratory System

February 01, 2010

Even the slightest deviation from normal in the equine respiratory tract can limit a horse's athletic career.... Read More


Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders Evaluated in Detail

October 18, 2009

What do you get when you "scope" 1,005 horses after 230 races, each within 24 minutes of the race, with the cooperation of 97 trainers over 28 race meets? A great deal of valuable data about the equine throat and the impact disorders of the... Read More


Study: Throat Anatomy Differs in DDSP Horses

October 10, 2009

Horses with persistent dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP), an important performance-limiting abnormality of the upper respiratory tract, have a different anatomic location of the larynx than horses with only intermittent DDSP, report... Read More


Diagnosing & Managing Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders

October 01, 2009

Vets armed with accurate diagnoses and targeted surgical procedures can help horses with respiratory problems.... Read More