The Equine Guelph Research Annual is Now Posted!

Horse suffering respiratory distress.
Horse suffering respiratory distress. S. Hanusch

Newsdate: January 15, 2020, 8:00 am
Location: GUELPH, Ontario

Equine Guelph's annual digital research newsletter Volume 17 - 2020 is now available for horse owners. Citing up-to-date 2019 research story highlights and a new study for 2020 on respiratory research for racehorses this publication is valuable in many ways.

Thoroughbred horses racing wearing Flair nasal strips.

Thoroughbred horses racing wearing Flair nasal strips

Citing up-to-date 2019 research highlights and a new study for 2020 on respiratory research, the Equine Guelph publication is valuable for anyone caring about horse health.
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Introduction to the 2020 research addressing Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) which is estimated to affect between 44 – 85% of Thoroughbreds and up to 87% of Standardbreds worldwide the publication cites important information related to the research project.

There is concern in racing circles that EIPH can shorten a racehorse’s career and in rare worst-case scenarios cause sudden death from massive hemorrhage.

Dr. Janet Beeler-Marfisi (OVC, Department of Pathobiology) and her collaborators plan to use data from air quality monitoring stations and weather stations near Woodbine and Woodbine Mohawk Park racetracks cross referenced with endoscopic exams to determine if there are patterns between EIPH and horses exercising in areas of increased air pollution or in cooler temperatures.

Read up on all the 2019 research story highlights and a new study for 2020 on respiratory research for racehorses.

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Story by: Jackie Bellamy-Zions - Equine Guelph

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