Safeguarding Your Horse's Respiratory Health In Poor Air Quality

Safeguarding Your Horse's Respiratory Health In Poor Air Quality

The importance of maintaining optimal respiratory health in horses becomes increasingly evident amidst environmental challenges such as wildfire smoke, dust, and severe weather conditions. Madison Hoffman's insightful article highlights strategies to safeguard equine respiratory systems against poor air quality

Vitamins and Minerals for Protection


Vitamin C

This potent antioxidant strengthens the horse's immune system and reduces the risk of lung diseases. Continuous feeding of a multivitamin containing Vitamin C ensures better protection


Flaxseed Oil

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseed oil enhances lung function and helps manage respiratory issues in horses


Vitamin E

Boosting Vitamin E levels during periods of heavy smoke exposure can decrease the severity of respiratory symptoms and act as a protective antioxidant


Additional Measures

To further enhance respiratory health, consider the following steps:

  1. Reduce exercise intensity when air quality surpasses 200 AQI
  2. Change water regularly to avoid contamination.
  3. Provide constant access to fresh water



By implementing proper nutrition and monitoring environmental factors, horse owners can maintain their animal's respiratory health and minimize the risk of illness and injury associated with poor air quality.

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