What are the Main Causes of Respiratory Diseases in Horses?

Bacterial and Viral Infections

The two most serious diseases that fall into this category are equine influenza (viral) and Strangles (bacterial). The nature of bacteria and viruses means that these diseases are highly infectious and can spread very rapidly between horses. It is therefore critical that they are recognised and treated early.

Foals and young growing animals are very susceptible to infectious respiratory conditions so it is essential to monitor them closely and to contact your vet at the first sign of a problem. Continue reading