He is a 13yo gelding, coughing for 6 months now, diagnosed copd. His owners didn't change anything. He has dusty hay and sawdust, one hour on the field, and is ridden 3 times a week for half an hour. Completly closed in the stall in winter. No medications. He coughs in trot and on hills. He breaths hard while resting - he shows ribs (and he's a bit fat) when he breaths in, he helps himself with belly muscles. You can hear that his breathing is off just by standing beside him.
What will happen to him? How much could he get better if he get proper care? And how long until he'll get worse with this care? Posted via Mobile Device