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Advice About Equine Asthma

Now’s the time people are starting to move their horses indoors, at least for the night...

However, some horses suffer from a dust allergy - Equine Asthma (which used to be called COPD, RAO, or “Heaves”).

Signs include:

  • Coughing at the beginning of exercise
  • Wheezing breathing noises
  • Increased breathing effort, especially when breathing out
  • A 'heave line' - a groove down the flank
  • In severe cases, gasping for air after entering the stable

Do you have an affected horse? It’s a manageable condition but really does need veterinary input!

Practice information

Penmellyn Equine Vets

  • Mon
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sat
    Emergencies only
  • Sun
    Emergencies only

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Station Road St Columb Major Cornwall TR9 6BX
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