Respiratory system

  • Heaves

    Prehistoric horses used to be wild and live in the open air eating grass 18h a day. Domesticated horses we know today have a completely different lifestyle: most live inside in badly-ventilated stalls, on straw bedding, and eat dry hay.

  • Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD)

    Inflammatory airway disease (IAD) is, as its name suggests, a disease caused by inflammation of the respiratory tract in the horse. It has much in common with heaves or RAO (recurrent airway obstruction), especially with regards to its main cause: exposure to dust. Nevertheless, the symptoms are much less severe in cases of IAD than in heaves.