Breathing Difficulty

Breathing difficulty can vary from subtle to acute.


  • Flared nostrils
  • Obvious increase in rate and effort of breathing (abdominal muscles move more than usual)
  • Reluctance to move

What to do:


  • Remove the horse from the suspected cause of the problem
  • Keep the horse calm and relaxed and do not move unnecessarily
  • If the horse has previously been prescribed an inhaler administer a rescue dose
  • Consult your vet without dela