Hard To Breathe? Dusty Hay Hard On More Than Equine Lungs

Dusty hay can be hard on not just equine lungs, but human lungs as well. Emily Boyce was completing a project for her equine studies class at the Royal Agricultural University in Gloucestershire, England, that involved studying hay, when she discovered just how dirty working with hay can be. Emily was wearing a face mask […]

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CPR Revives Mare After Dental Surgery

A mare whose heart stopped after a tooth-extraction surgery was revived by clinicians who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by driving their knees into her chest. A third colleague sat on the mare’s chest and bounced up and down in an effort to get her heart to restart. Reported in the Frontiers in Veterinary Science, the […]

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Study In Finland Explores Respiratory Health In Weanlings

As the temperatures dip down and winter offers its chilly bite, horse owners often worry about their horses’ wellbeing. Researchers in Finland recently conducted what is believed to be the first study to explore respiratory health in weanlings in a cold climate. The study, which was headed by Reika Junkkari and published in the journal […]

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Non-Invasive Test Can Help Determine If Horses Can Catch Their Breath

Lung function in horses can be hard to assess, but Australian researchers have used breath-by-breath spirometry, a non-invasive test, to asses equine lung function, reports Horse Talk. Spirometry can diagnose and monitor chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) in humans, and is now being used in equine health. The test requires the user to empty their […]

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