Friday, May. 24, 2024

Equine Asthma: Are Steroids the Only Option?

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Stall confinement. Tighter living quarters. Travel and trailering. Indoor exercise and dusty arenas.

These factors have led to a significant increase in allergic reactions and low-level respiratory disease. More horses than ever before show symptoms of low-level cough, drippy noses and low-level breathing difficulties due to the early effects of airway inflammation.

Up to 50 percent of performance horses suffer from equine asthma (Inflammatory Airway Disease or Recurrent Airway Obstruction) and medications such as steroids are not always the best option. They offer a quick fix and, while at times are very necessary, often don’t get to the root of the problem and are many times performance limiting. At Arenus, we wanted to find a non-pharmaceutical way to counter these issues, especially when the environment or level of performance cannot be altered.

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Aleira: A Non-Pharmaceutical Solution

Years of research by our veterinarians and nutritionists has resulted in an algal-DHA formula. A formula not only unique, but the only such formulation patented and recommended by Equine Internists throughout the country. Aleira makes a dramatic difference in horses with breathing and allergy challenges by reducing inflammation and modulating immune responses.

More bioavailable than flaxseed or fish oil, our purified DHA acts at a cellular level to not only strengthen and support cell membranes, but also confer increased elasticity and flexibility. Additionally, our proprietary mushroom blend provides potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, promotes normal respiratory function, and supports healthy lung and immune function. Many respiratory issues often have an immune component; Aleira includes additional ingredients such as Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and Vitamin C for additional support of immune and respiratory health. Aleira can be used safely with traditional treatments, and in many cases, horses can significantly decrease or eliminate their use of steroids and bronchodilators. You can trust Arenus to bring you only the best product and provide solutions, not just supplements.

Your veterinarian will be your best first opinion on the nature and severity of your horse’s respiratory or immune health. But should you or your vet have further questions about how to incorporate Aleira into a therapy regimen, don’t hesitate to contact one of our Solutions Specialists. They’re just a quick call away at (866)-791-3344 or by online chat—helping your horse along the path to breathing better.




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