Managing allergic airway disease in competing sport horses15/01/2020
Uur: Ontvangst 20.00 u, les stipt 20.30 u
Spreker(s)Dr. Fe ter Woort DVM, DACVIM (LAIM)
Equine Sports Medicine Practice esmp.be
Competition horses are under perfect conditions to develop allergic lower airway disease: they travel frequently and long distances to shows, where they perform intense exercise and are exposed to hot or cold conditions, as well as varying quality of hay and straw. Each of these factors alone has been show to induce airway inflammation! Medical treatment of equine asthma is classically composed of corticosteroids and bronchodilators, which are both banned in competition. This talk will focus on how to use these medications while respecting the doping regulations, alternative strategies to manage respiratory disease in these horses and how to work with the rider, grooms and owner to develop an approach that will allow the horse a successful competitive career.