Respiratory Disease

Respiratory disease is a relatively common occurrence in the horse. Respiratory disease is defined as a deleterious process affecting any part of the respiratory system; from the nose and sinuses, throat and airways, through to the lungs.

Lifestyle factors such as prolonged periods of travel, stabling and mixing with other horses at competitions can play a key role in the development of respiratory conditions.

Signs of respiratory disease are easy to pick up on as an owner if you know the things to look out for.lilhorse

  • Coughing
  • Nasal discharge
  • Increased noise on exercise
  • Reduced appetite
  • Swollen glands
  • Noticing if your horse seems dull or flat

If you are concerned that your horse is showing one or more of the above signs call your vet for further advice.

Sale Veterinary centre

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