By Barbara Allard Ward, DVM, CVA, CVTP
Abstract: A 13 year old broodmare with chronic asthma/heaves has a deformed foal, the deformity suspected to be secondary to a marked “heave line”. Treatment with Chinese herbal therapy and other traditional Chinese veterinary medicine modalities was successful in managing the “heaves”. Subsequent foals were normal.
Signalment: “One Hot Mama”, 13 year old thoroughbred mare. Bred March 23 and is in foal.
Owner’s complaint: Chronic cough. Occasional thick, yellow nasal discharge. Cough worse in winter.