Inflammatory Airway Disease in Young Thoroughbred horses

  • 88 pages

  • Published: 1 Oct 2003

  • Author(s): N.Malikides, J.L.Hodgson

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Inflammatory respiratory disease continues to be a serious cause of wastage to the performance horse industries in Australia and overseas. Substantial losses are incurred from inability to train horses effectively, from costs of veterinary care and medication, and decreased earning potential. In addition, up to 33% of young racehorses in training can have lower airway inflammation without demonstrating any clinical signs of respiratory disease, emphasising the serious welfare implications of this important respiratory disorder