Asthma – A Cold Weather Problem for Riders AND Horses

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Asthma – A Cold Weather Problem for Riders AND Horses

Anyone who suffers from asthma is probably already aware that breathing cold air, even just at rest, can lead to a worsening of respiratory symptoms, including a feeling of tightness in the chest and difficulty in breathing. In fact, the response to breathing cold air is used by medics as a test for this specific type of asthma. In periods of very cold weather in recent years, organisations such as Asthma UK and the NHS have put out alerts to warn people with asthma of the risks. “Cold weather is a . . .

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Dr David Marlin is a physiologist and biochemist who has worked in academia, research and professional sport. He has worked in the equestrian and veterinary world and in human sport, healthcare, medicine and exercise science. In 1989 David obtained his PhD from the UK’s leading sports university, Loughborough University following a four-year study on the responses of Thoroughbred racehorses to exercise and training, undertaken at the renowned Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. You can read David's full biography in the Our Website section.