Fungi and IAD - there is a direct link.
A major piece of the puzzle of airway diseases has been discovered - the role of Fungi in Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD).
A 3 year study conducted by the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (JVIM) Dr. Julie Dauvillier, Dr Fe Ter Woort and Dr. Emmanuelle van Erck-Westergren using over 700 horses found a direct link between fungal particles in the lungs and IAD.
A horse that inhales fungal particles increases a horse's risk of IAD by 2.1 fold and exercise intolerance is reported 23% more frequent in horses exposed to fungal elements. Watch the Horse Network to learn more
How can Haygain help?
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