Respiratory Health: How Winter Affects Your Horse

Introduction Good respiratory health is particularly important for performance horses who gallop, e.g. racehorses and eventers, since they rely on clear, healthy airways to deliver large amounts of oxygen during exercise. After lameness, respiratory problems are the most common cause of poor performance. Some physiologists have stated that the respiratory system may be the ultimate limiting factor to high intensity … Continue reading

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Want Better Performance? Here’s Five Interesting Respiratory Facts

Maintaining a healthy respiratory system in hard working horses is critical for performance. Environmental variables including stabling, bedding, feed, weather, travelling, indoor arenas and high-intensity work can all challenge pulmonary and airway health, so good management is key. Equine Respiratory Tract Facts • After lameness respiratory problems are the most common cause of poor performance in horses • At full gallop, … Continue reading

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5 Top Tips for Maintaining a Clear Respiratory System for a Fast Paced Winter!

Whether out hunting, or starting fast work on the gallops, maintaining a clear wind will help prolong optimum fitness and condition in your horse. Here’s how: 1. Feed high quality hay or haylage and reduce dust by steaming or wetting if need be 2. Further reduce dust and allergens in environment by using high quality bedding 3. Ensure suitable fitness … Continue reading

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