Purdue Asthma Test Helps Heal Racehorses
Indiana is the only place in the world with a cutting-edge respiratory testing device for horses. Veterinarians and engineers at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine developed the tool to bring clarity to an elusive condition. Behind lameness, respiratory issues are the second-leading cause of an equine athlete’s poor performance, but symptoms are subtle and difficult to spot. The technology is providing answers for owners who begin to question why their horse is slowing down.
Purdue says Indiana’s equine industry is an important piece of the state’s economy, generating about $2 billion annually. Indiana is home to 160,000 equine, valued at more than $795 million, so keeping horses—especially elite athletes—in peak performance condition is a top priority.
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