My horse is coughing what can I do?
When breathing is restricted from a horse coughing, heaving, or experiencing labored respiration it’s enough to panic any horse owner.
Add to that the long list of horse coughing remedies and opinions… where’s the best place to start?!?
You as the owner might experience your own labored breathing!
In those moments remember… that the single most important thing you can do when your horse is coughing is to identify the root cause. Although the symptoms when a horse is coughing may appear the same in all horses… the source is unique to each horse. Customizing horse coughing remedies is always the most effective way to ensure relief for your horse.
It might sound complicated to customize your horse’s care but it’s not. In fact, once you discover the step by step approach, I teach inside our Horse Health Hub, you’ll be overcome with relief.
Traditional views of most equine respiratory disease is to reduce the inflammatory response of the body. The most widespread treatment is to utilize systemic corticosteroids and aerosolized bronchodilators. In times of emergency and distress this is a sensible option, but as a long term solution… your horse’s health and quality of life will pay a heavy price if you don’t get to the root cause of the symptoms.
When traveling or shipping it’s important to support your horse’s immune system. Also be aware of contagious or viral concerns in the area. If your horse is kept at a barn with other horses that travel, staying aware of their health is in the best interest of your horse’s well-being.
Check out another great read on the 3 Types of Equine Respiratory Disease including Heaves, common acute conditions, and shipping fever.
Why Most Horse Coughing Remedies Fail In The Long Run…
The secret to long-lasting results is in finding your horse’s individual cause. It’s not as simple as saying “my horse is coughing what herb, essential oil, or supplement should I use”…
That my friend is where the trouble begins. A horse coughing, experiencing heaves, or any other equine respiratory concern is a sign of the state of the horse’s health. The trigger could be from a compromised immune system, out of balance GI tract, past emotion within the body, environmental stress, or a lifestyle routine that’s out of alignment with the horse’s design.
Even if a horse contracts a respiratory virus like equine coronavirus, it’s a sign of the state of the health of the horse…
Not taking the time to isolate the horse’s individual needs will lead to frustration and surface-level results every time.
Horse Coughing Solutions Made Simple
Once you identify your horse’s cause selecting horse coughing remedies that actually work, is simple.
Utilizing options like:
- Acupressure points like Bladder 13 the Association Point for the Lung. Another great point is Conception Vessel 17, The Sea of Tranquility known to facilitate health and lung function.
- Essential oils like therapeutic grade Lavender or Eucalyptus can bring comfort when a horse is coughing.
- Herbs like Licorice Root & Mullein promote health through therapeutic ways as well.
If your horse isn’t greeting you at the gate, is resistant or dull to your cues, or is experiencing negative health conditions… It isn’t your fault. And contrary to what some vets and equine professionals might lead you to believe, it certainly isn’t normal!
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