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  • COPD shot for horses
  • Copd in horses and allergy shots

 
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    09-15-2010, 07:44 PM
  #11
Yearling
Always- I was under the impression that the OP was thinking of pursuing the allergy shots which are extremely expensive and only moderately effective at best. Also, 99% of the allergies come back as mold, pollen, grass, animal dander, etc. I don't know how you can keep a horse away from these things.

The idea behind putting them outside is that you're not keeping them in a moldy barn where there is lots of hay, dirt, animal dander, etc. concentrated. It is all about reducing irritation to the airway and though you're not eliminating allergens by putting them outside, you are at least alleviating some of the contact.

As far as management goes the standard treatment is corticosteroids (such as dexamethasone) to reduce inflammation and bronchodilators (such as albuterol) to help open the airways. No you are not addressing the specific antigen (allergen) that is creating the problem, you are addressing the body's response to it. HTH.
     
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    09-16-2010, 08:59 AM
  #12
Banned
I totally understand all that you are saying. I understand why we put them outside and the standard treatment.

I was just bringing up another side to this issue. At least that is how I understand it. There are horses that have been determined to have triggers that are things like pollen, etc. So putting them outside will actually make them worse.

I totally agree, that any horse with COPD needs to be kept in a manner where irritants are kept at a minimum. But you do have to take into account that some horses might have triggers that are actually out doors.



It is a bummer that allergy shots do not work for horses. They did amazing things for my dog.
     
    09-16-2010, 10:39 AM
  #13
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
I was just bringing up another side to this issue. At least that is how I understand it. There are horses that have been determined to have triggers that are things like pollen, etc. So putting them outside will actually make them worse.

I totally agree, that any horse with COPD needs to be kept in a manner where irritants are kept at a minimum. But you do have to take into account that some horses might have triggers that are actually out doors.
True. We have a boarders horse with COPD. We manage it best we can. Her trigger seems to be damp (i.e. Mold) - same as mine. When I start feeling miserable - I know the mare will be too. Unfortunately when human allergens are the worst - they suggest staying in a climate controlled environment.

The boarder also learning at a continuing ed seminar that some COPD is inherited. I found that to be very interesting and am eagerly watching for more research.
     
    09-16-2010, 12:19 PM
  #14
Trained
I've heard that it can be inherited too. My TWHers were all related (full and half sibs), but only the gelding had a problem with it. That's a really small sample size though!

Red's biggest trigger was corn pollen, but summer was his worse time of year. He rarely had any problems in late fall/winter/spring unless he got very dusty hay. I've heard that is called pasture COPD or something like that and it is treated by keeping the horse indoors in a dust free environment during the worst time of year. I haven't met anyone who has used that method though, so I don't know if it's effective.
     
    09-20-2010, 03:31 PM
  #15
Foal
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Originally Posted by Jenni0109    
Chronic obstructive pulminary disease or aka "heaves". Its basically really bad horsie asthma. That is uncurable, only "treatable".
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Heaves? Why didn't you say so before? I rrode a horse with very mild heaves once, she wasn't mine though. The poor girl. I'm so sorry to here that.
     

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