Hay Bar Helps the COPD Sufferer.

Darley-Full-Length-1If your horse or pony has a respiratory problem such as a cough, he wheezes or is short of breath he could be suffering from Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO), formerly known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which is a common respiratory problem. It is associated with dust and mould spores commonly found in sun-dried forages, such as hay and straw.

Horses and ponies suffering from these conditions need special care and management to allow them to live a comfortable and active life.

Dust and spores are the enemy and so a dust free stable is very important.  Soaked hay helps and the feeding position is very important.  Feeding from the floor is essential as this helps the airways to drain down.  Hay Bar will contain the forage and help to stop cross contamination with the bedding.  Feeding position and keeping the environment clean is paramount.  Hay Bar is widely recommended by the veterinary profession to help alleviate some of the problems found in caring for a horse with RAO (COPD).


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Author: The Editor

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