respiratory

Pollen: Paving The Way For EHV-1 Infection

Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) could be driven by pollen, new research suggests. Well-known for its ability to trigger allergies and asthma, little is known about how pollen interacts with respiratory membranes. Pollens release proteins and allergens when they come into contact with moisture in the respiratory tract of animals and people. The proteins include […]

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Can Proper Nutrition Reduce EHV-1 Risk? One Study Says Yes

Good nutrition and correct management seem to have the ability to largely downplay the effects of equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1) in horses, a new study out of Belgium shows. EHV-1 traditionally affects horses that are less than one year old; the virus resides in the upper respiratory tract, replicates and enters the bloodstream. EHV-1 […]

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Equine Rhinitis A Virus A Threat To Yearlings

A Canadian study highlights the susceptibility of yearlings to Equine Rhinitis A Virus (ERVA) and the ability of the disease to spread. The study, lead by Dr. Tanya Rossi of the University of Guelph, shows that horses between the ages of 1 and 2 are very susceptible to the virus and that farms should put […]

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UK Research Will Gauge Effect On Indoor Arenas On Horse And Human Health

Little research has been conducted on indoor riding arena environments. To remedy this gap in understanding the effects on horse and human health from indoor arenas, a graduate student in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering is conducting a survey to learn more. Master’s degree […]

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Breathe Easy: Horse And Human Respiratory Patterns Similar

Dr. Normand G. Ducharme is a professor of clinical sciences at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine who has a passion for collaborating with others to better the lives of horses. Specifically interested in equine respiratory illnesses, Ducharme gets to collaborate with many different people from around the world to determine how to help horses—including […]

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UC Davis Releases Guidelines For Horses Exposed To Wildfire Smoke

The severe fires throughout California over the past three months have exposed humans and animals to unhealthy air containing wildfire smoke and particulates. Smoke is made up of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, soot, hydrocarbons and other organic substances including nitrogen oxides and trace minerals. The composition of smoke depends on what is burned. In […]

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Strangles Confirmed On Two Georgia Facilities

Strangles has been reported at two facilities in Georgia by an attending veterinarian. One facility, located in Crawford County, has reported three horses confirmed with strangles and 10 horses have been exposed. The effected horses have nasal discharge, a cough and swollen legs. The second facility, located in Lowndes County, has reported one horse effected […]

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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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Australian Study Shows Long Distance Travel Puts Horses At Risk

An Australian study – the first of its kind on the topic – found that long distance travel can lead to respiratory and physical issues in horses and that these ailments can, in some cases, lead to death. Equine veterinarian Barbara Paladino at the University of Sydney worked in conjunction with a long distance equine […]

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For Peat’s Sake: Peat Better As Bedding In Horse Stalls Than Wood Shavings

Peat has proved superior to wood shavings as a bedding in horse stalls, according to a recent study, reports Horse Talk. Researchers in Finland studied stable air quality, moisture content of horse hooves and overall health of horses stabled on either peat or wood shavings in the autumn and early winter in stables in southwest […]

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