Even with all the new diagnostic equipment that has come out in the last few years, equine care still relies on the experienced ears of the vet. Any respiratory evaluation of your horse, pony, or donkey begins with careful observation and listening to the lungs for any unusual sounds. Horse care always starts with a hands-on detailed physical exam.
Exam in Motion
Just what kind of upper respiratory problem your horse has can often be diagnosed only while your horse is lunging or being ridden. The horse’s airways perform much differently than when he or she is just standing.