RAO/COPD/Heaves

Good infographic about Heaves (Recurrent Airway Obstruction or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - depending on your veterinarians diagnosis and preferred terminology)

This time of year we start to see an increase in respiratory cases due to horses spending more time in closed barns or being fed from round bales where they may bury their faces into areas of the bale with high levels of allergens.

Controlling this condition is easiest when identified quickly and changes in management used as well as medical therapy.