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Asmathic bronchitis in horses

Recognition

When horses have asmathic bronchitis, there is an inflammation of the respiratory tract due to hypersensitivity to hay and straw dust. In the case of hay and straw, fungi and bacteria occur regularly. These can cause allergies in horses. Many horses appear to have such an allergy.

In an asthma attack, the respiratory tract compresses and the horse becomes stuffy. An asthma attack can occur suddenly, but also slowly. With the right medication, an asthma attack can become acute again. The horse is free from complaints, but it lasts for as long as the horse stays free of allergens. As soon as the horse breathes something in which he can not resist, the complaints come back.

Prevention

Nine out of ten times, fungal traces of organic matter, usually hay, are the cause of asthmatic bronchitis in horses. In artificially dried products, such as the Hartog roughage, no fungal traces occur. These are destroyed by the high temperature drying. Well-won silage without fungal spores could also be an alternative.

Curing

In this group, allergies and narrowed airways play an important role. You should therefore always use medicines that widen the airways and do something about the horse's hypersensitivity. Ventipulmin® is definitely in place, but it must be supported by an agent that combats hypersensitivity. These are the corticosteroids that can be injected or fed into the feed or by inhalation.

The slime thinners can also do useful work in this group, because there is often tough tough mucus present. Cough inhibitors are not desirable in this group because symptoms diminish, but the disease itself continues as well.

Inhalation in horses is on the rise and has advantages over other methods of medication because the medication comes into place immediately.

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