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Severe equine asthma

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Severe equine asthma

Severe equine asthma is a relatively new term used for the condition also formerly known as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heaves or broken wind. It's a common chronic respiratory disorder seen in horses and ponies. In less severe cases the problem may go undetected, but may worsen over time if not treated. If exacerbated by high exposure to moulds, dust or pollens, it may present acutely as respiratory distress.

A Flexineb nebulizer in use
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What causes RAO?

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What signs should I look out for?

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What should I do if I think my horse has severe equine asthma?

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How can asthma be treated?

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