Airway Disease in Racehorses More Prevalent Than Previously Thought, Study Reveals

Racehorses need their breath to run their best. But inflammatory airway disease (IAD) can rob them of their stamina.

New research in the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) at the University of Guelph shows the disease is much more common than previously thought.

Graduate student investigator Federika ter Woort, under the supervision of OVC professor emeritus Laurent Viel, collaborated with pathobiology professor Jeff Caswell and Arroyo in the discovery that most of the horses had some degree of IAD, with mild to severe airway changes.

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