EQUINE ASTHMA – A new name for inflammatory airway disease

Non-infectious respiratory disease is a significant cause of poor performance in horses and knowledge in this field is expanding all the time. Recent research has led to the proposal that ‘equine asthma’ is more appropriate than previously used terms like inflammatory airway disease, recurrent airway obstruction and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, based on the similarities with the human condition. Dust, mould, fungi and noxious gases in the environment are thought to trigger inflammation and obstruction of the small airways. The […]