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Runny nose: When is it serious?
Take a few minutes to make sure your horse’s sniffles are a harmless nuisance rather than a sign of serious illness.
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Help! Heaves flare-up
When your horse has to work to breathe, call the veterinarian—then take steps to make him more comfortable.
Beware arena dust
Research shows that bacteria-laden dust in riding rings poses a health risk to horses, riders and even people on the ground.
Is agricultural lime safe for horse stalls?
Agricultural lime is sometimes used to neutralize odors but is is potentially harmful for a horse's lungs?
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How to help a horse in respiratory distress
When a horse is having difficulty breathing, get him fresh air, keep him as calm as possible and monitor his vital signs as you wait for the veterinarian. In most cases, a horse in respiratory distress...
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How estrus affects equine asthma
Dust is a common trigger of respiratory problems in horses, but hormonal fluctuations associated with estrus can also contribute to asthma.
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The dangers of dusty footing
Ammonia fumes and dust in the barn are always a concern, but the air quality in your indoor arena is important, too.
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Three things to do for a horse having a heaves flare-up
If an acute heaves episode occurs, call the veterinarian and then do these three things to help your horse.
4 facts about heaves in horses
Do you know the basics about equine asthma (commonly known as heaves)?
Troubling side effect of heaves discovered
New research from Canada suggests that the failure to control respiratory disease in horses puts them at risk for heart failure.
Inhalant therapy for horses with severe equine asthma now available in United States
The Aservo® EquiHaler®(ciclesonide inhalation spray), an industry first in equine medicine, addresses an unmet need for horses with severe equine asthma
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Best beddings for horses with heaves
Turnout is usually best for a horse with chronic respiratory problems but if you have to keep him in a stall, some beddings are better than others.