Indicative Signs and Symptoms
- Asthma like symptoms; wheezing, labored breathing
- “Heave Line” along lower part of abdomen
- Condition aggravated by lung stress due to exercise, heat/humidity, and dust or mold
Heaves is identical to bronchial asthma in people and has all the same signs and symptoms including severe reactions to dust and mold. It is important to consider this in your care and management and reduce your horse’s exposure as much as possible.
The lower airway obstruction characteristic of Heaves, sometimes known as Recurrent Airway Obstruction, is caused by bronchial muscle spasms, inflammation of the trachea and lung tissue and the accumulation of phlegm. These conditions will progress if this lung condition is not treated effectively. It can reach a point where your horse refuses to eat or drink due to the extreme labored breathing and the pronounced abdominal effort to force air out of the lungs. It is this labored breathing in exhalation that produces the classic “heave line” along the external abdominal oblique muscles.
Heaves Solution is an effective combination of herbs that reduces inflammation, relieves bronchial spasms, increases bronchodilation and reduces the production of phlegm. These herbs offer speedy symptomatic relief while working to deal with the source of the problem.
If you have specific concerns about your horse’s breathing difficulties, fill out questionnaire and submit it on line. We will carefully review the information you send to us and contact you promptly with our recommendation or, if need be, more questions.
Breathing Difficulties Questionnaire
- Soothes horses lungs & eases breathing
- Reduces bronchial spasms
- Reduces production of phlegm
- Reduces inflammation
- Increases bronchodilation
Breakthrough on Heaves!
Through years of continued research with horses and herbal formulations, Dr. Thomas has developed a truly effective formula for Heaves. This all came about through his work on Kessy, Dutch Henry’s mare. Read full story here.
Ingredients: shu di huang, bai shao within a proprietary blend.