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Diagnosing Equine Asthma

Clinical history is critical to diagnosis. The horse with overt heaves, or recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) will have a history of having had a recurrent (hence the name) breathing problem,

Equine Asthma

Heaves, otherwise known as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) and inflammatory airway disease (IAD), allergic airway disease, small airway disease and COPD are all diseases that fall under the spectrum of equine asthma.

Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL)

The bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) allows us to see deep within the horse’s lungs to determine if there is inflammation and if so, what the inflammation looks like.

Internal Medicine Specialties

Tufts Equine Center is one of the few providers in the nation with an expert internist who is board-certified in Internal Medicine, as well as Emergency and Critical Care.

Internal Medicine

Tufts Equine Center is home to the largest veterinary critical care and diagnostic center for horses in New England. Our board-certified veterinary specialists provide 24-hour intensive care and medical services in our state-of-the-art facility.

Tufts Equine Respiratory Health Lab

Tufts Equine Respiratory Health Lab is the only place in New England offering a complete respiratory workup for equine athletes of all levels, from 10-goal old ponies and D3 Pony Club horses to future Derby winners, Grand Prix dressage horses and beloved backyard companions.