Breathing easy is complicated

Spring ushers in open windows, birds singing, and a change of wardrobe for humans and horses. Warmer temps induce another change, but not a welcome one.

Equine asthma.

Respiratory issues are second to musculoskeletal complications in horses. Factors that exacerbate equine asthma vary depending on geographical region and time of year. Still, they often involve elements in a horse’s environment, including moldy hay, dust, poor air quality, or pollen. Seasonal triggers such as pollen often irritate asthmatic horses.

Solving the equine asthma riddle requires investigation and treatment year-round, not just in the spring and summer months.

Learn more in an article I wrote about equine asthma for The Horse Digital.  Photo courtesy of Equi Med.