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Sinus Disease

November 2013 by Dr Shannon Lee, BVSc MACVSc MICEVO, Equine Dental Vets

How many times in your life have you suffered from the common cold or flu? Colds and flu involve infection and inflammation of your sinuses, the hollow areas of the head connected to your nasal cavity. Snotty noses and all those other symptoms that make you feel miserable are fairly common in horses. Without a thorough investigation, diagnosis and treatment of the underlying cause, sinus disease can become chronic, and will severely limit the horse’s health and performance.

In this article, leading Equine Dental Veterinarian Dr Shannon Lee explains what sinus disease is and the treatment options available to horse owners.