Broken-Wind, Heaves, COPD, SPAOPD, IAD, RAO, SPARAO and Equine Asthma - Why do they keep changing the name? A short history of equine allergic lung disease.
When I started my research career at the Animal Health Trust I worked closely with Dr Colin Roberts, an equine vet and medicine specialist, who was undertaking a PhD on equine respiratory health. Colin features on a lot of my papers and vice versa. At the time the most common terms used by horse owners for allergic lung disease in horses was “broken-wind” or “heaves”, the latter more . . .