The Bolso Horse: Causes, symptoms and treatment

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14 June 2017

The Bolso Horse: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Equine respiratory diseases: The Bolso Horse

Bolso Horse is affected by a particular respiratory tract, called equine Cough and also known as asthma or chronic pulmonary emphysema.
Horses have delicate lungs and are very sensitive to powders and pollen; exposure to these irritant substances over time may damage them. Once this desease, its course is similar to that of pathology in humans.

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Etiology and Symptoms of Equine Cough

Bolso_HorseDusty hay, mold, pollen and other irritant agents present in the environment, if in contact for long periods with a horse, can make it become a Bolso Horse. Any equine exposed to respiratory irritants may develop Cough. More time they are exposed, higher is the risk of getting sick.

Symptoms of Horse Cough are increased breathing and laborious breathing.
The symptoms depending on the severity of the disease; yellow mucus and cough may also appear.
The rise of body temperature is not a symptom of the Horse Cough but of an infection. The horse’s appetite should remain normal unless the condition has developed so that the horse has extreme difficulty breathing while eating.

If the horse is working, the symptoms may become more apparent as the horse struggles to breathe.

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Prevention and Treatment of Pathology in Bolso Horse

This chronic lung condition develops gradually. If it is recognized from the beginning, good nutrition and proper horse management can slow down or prevent the progression of the disorder, and the equine may be able to perform almost normal workload.

If the horse is constantly exposed to irritants, the disease may progress to the point where the respiratory function of the animal is compromised.

To prevent the development of the disease in the Bolso Horse it’s a good practice to use good nutrition practices: make sure that any forage and bedding is free of mold and dust, wipe the hay and ventilate the stall are necessary to maintain the lung’s health of your horse.

If dust is a chronic problem in the barn, it may be necessary to improve ventilation throughout the structure. The solution can be simple, such as setting fans or opening windows or doors, even in winter, to allow for air exchange. We also recommend installing ceilings or gorges or domes to improve airflow.

A veterinarian can suggest the drug therapy needed to relieve the Equine Cough, even though there is no single and certain cure. Once the equine has developed this physical problem, it is always important to protect it from dust and allergens that can exacerbate its condition.


Terra di Cuma’s suggests

First of all, we always recommend consulting an experienced veterinary practitioner who can perform a proper diagnosis of the disease and set up the right therapy. Prevention, however, is very important. Terra di Cuma recommend the use of Balsamicum syrup, especially to relieve the cough of the horse.

Balsamicum is indicated for improving breathing and relieving cough. Useful for horses exposed to stress and for those living in dusty environments. Balsamicum is not a medicine, and its use is recommended when the first symptoms of airway respiratory appear.



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