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Equine Heaves

Chronic Emphysema in Horses

Emphysema is caused by the irritation of the lungs by toxins, dust, air pollution, yeast, and various air-borne molds. From the irritation, the lung tissue is compromised so greatly that the adequate oxygen exchange between the capillaries and inhaled air is greatly decreased or doesn't take place at all.

Clinical signs of emphysema include:

  • Respiratory distress
  • Shortness of breath

The longer a horse is infected with emphysema, the worse the symptoms and disease become. The degree of oxygen deprivation is directly related to the amount of lung damage.

Treatment revolves around the effort made to increase dilation and capillary flow to the alveoli of the lungs. By using this method of dilation, more oxygen exchange is possible and temporary relief is achieved.

Current Therapies

The use of Karbo Combo+, in field studies, has proven very effective in in helping the immune system combat the symptoms of Chronic Emphysema. Karbo Combo+ dilates the lung capillaries allowing more area for oxygen exchange.

Karbo Combo+ consists of encapsulated enzymes, vitamins, bacteria, and large numbers of mannan, and glucan oligosaccharides. In addition, the formula also contains glycocomponents necessary for tying up and neutralizing various toxins.

The objective of Karbo Combo+ is to attach and bind to the surface lectins of pathogenic viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and toxins, therefore rendering them incapable of colonization and reproduction. The stimulation and modulation of the complex immune system by this formulation is not clearly understood at this time.