|Upper trachea with large amounts of sputum present.|
|Lower trachea with thickened mucosa due to chronic inflammation|
Allergic airway disease in horses typically results in coughing, increased respiratory effort, increased "abdominal" breathing, exercise intolerance and weight loss. If not managed properly, the condition worsens from year to year and can result in the death of the horse!! I have posted a blog previously discussing this disease and how it should be diagnosed and treated. Please click on the link below to read my blog from last year regarding this condition.
Allergic Airway Disease in a Horse