Just like doctors and vets are similar, humans and animals can get similar illnesses. You know how asthma affects people. Next, you’ll learn about diseases similar to asthma that can affect a horse’s respiratory system.
Use the following links to learn about heaves, Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) and other equine respiratory diseases, causes, triggers and treatments.
- Why Horses Have Heaves
- Purdue Video of Labored Breathing
- Respiratory Conditions in Horses
- Respiratory Problems in Horses - RAO, COPD and SPAOD
Work in groups to discuss, design and create a device that could be used to treat a horse with heaves.
Be prepared to present your group’s model.
Now that you know more about the causes, conditions and treatments of heaves, you may move on to your next task.
The project described is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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