Horse Respiratory System

Respiratory System And Diseases In Horses

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*An Introduction To The Horse Respiratory System And Diseases

The system of gas exchange is isolated from the rest of the body because of two things.  First air is dirty and filled with viruses, bacteria, mold spores, pollutants, dust and dirt with an occasional insect.  These need to be trapped or prevented from entering this gas filtering system.  The second part is a membrane system that allows gas molecules to pass from the outside air through a thin respiratory membrane, through a thin blood vessel (capillary) and attach to a blood cell for distribution throughout the body.  As with the other body systems, this air exchange system also eliminates waste products from the body (carbon dioxide, hormones, medications) to the outside air.

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Bacterial Pneumonia

Aspiration pneumonia is when a foreign material enters the lungs and sets up inflammation and infection.

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Epiglottis Entrapment

The epiglottis is a tissue that separates the esophagus from the trachea and it’s primary purpose is to keep food and other solid material from entering the lungs.

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Guttural Pouches

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Inflammatory Respiratory Disease

Inflammatory Respiratory Disease is a diagnosis unknown to me but was given to this horse. I am not sure what the difference is between this and pneumonia, pneumonitis, and bronchitis. I will apply it to all of the above.

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Nasal Discharge

A nasal discharge either from one or both nostrils can come from anywhere in the respiratory tract including the sinus and the lungs and be caused by bacteria, viruses, or allergens.

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Nosebleed (Epistaxis)

Blood coming out of the nostrils can originate anywhere in the respiratory tract from the nostrils to the lungs.

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Pharyngitis

The epiglottis is a tissue that separates the esophagus from the trachea and it’s primary purpose is to keep food and other solid material from entering the lungs.

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Sinus Infections

The epiglottis is a tissue that separates the esophagus from the trachea and it’s primary purpose is to keep food and other solid material from entering the lungs.

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Podcasts

Equine Asthma – Podcast #007

Equine asthma is similar to human asthma based on several factors that have now been associated with this lung disorder in horses. It has had several names in the past including heaves, COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and others. In the past allergens have...

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Molds, Mycotoxins And Soaking Horse Hay – Podcast #031

Reducing the extra body fat on our horses is the best, if not the only, way to improve and eliminate metabolic syndrome. But is there a cost to their health in the increased production of molds with mycotoxins when doing this? I attended a symposium put on by the...

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Topics

*An Introduction To The Horse Respiratory System And Diseases

The system of gas exchange is isolated from the rest of the body because of two things.  First air is dirty and filled with viruses, bacteria, mold spores, pollutants, dust and dirt with an occasional insect.  These need to be trapped or prevented from entering this gas filtering system.  The second part is a membrane system that allows gas molecules to pass from the outside air through a thin respiratory membrane, through a thin blood vessel (capillary) and attach to a blood cell for distribution throughout the body.  As with the other body systems, this air exchange system also eliminates waste products from the body (carbon dioxide, hormones, medications) to the outside air.

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Bacterial Pneumonia

Aspiration pneumonia is when a foreign material enters the lungs and sets up inflammation and infection.

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Epiglottis Entrapment

The epiglottis is a tissue that separates the esophagus from the trachea and it’s primary purpose is to keep food and other solid material from entering the lungs.

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Guttural Pouches

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Inflammatory Respiratory Disease

Inflammatory Respiratory Disease is a diagnosis unknown to me but was given to this horse. I am not sure what the difference is between this and pneumonia, pneumonitis, and bronchitis. I will apply it to all of the above.

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Nasal Discharge

A nasal discharge either from one or both nostrils can come from anywhere in the respiratory tract including the sinus and the lungs and be caused by bacteria, viruses, or allergens.

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Nosebleed (Epistaxis)

Blood coming out of the nostrils can originate anywhere in the respiratory tract from the nostrils to the lungs.

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Pharyngitis

The epiglottis is a tissue that separates the esophagus from the trachea and it’s primary purpose is to keep food and other solid material from entering the lungs.

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Sinus Infections

The epiglottis is a tissue that separates the esophagus from the trachea and it’s primary purpose is to keep food and other solid material from entering the lungs.

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Posts

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