“We looked microscopically at the lung tissue of horses that died during or just after races, and quantified the inflammatory cells within their airways,” said Prof. Luis Arroyo, Department of Clinical Studies. “We expected to find that the majority of the animals would have normal airways, with only a small number actually affected with the disease, but that was not the case.”
Racehorses need their breath to run their best. But inflammatory airway disease (IAD) can rob them of their stamina. New research in the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) at the University of Guelph shows the disease is much more common than previously thought. “We looked microscopically at the
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