Expert explains how breathing problems can quash a racehorse's chance at gold.

Jul 09 2019 0 Comments

Laurent Couëtil uses an equine nebulizer to administer treatment for asthma.

Credit: Purdue University photo/Rebecca Wilcox.

The Kentucky Derby has come and gone, but there are still two races left in the fight for the Triple Crown. The horse favored to win the Derby, Omaha Beach, dropped out last-minute due to a breathing complication known as entrapped epiglottis. And Country House, the horse that won the Derby, won't run in the Preakness. He's developed a cough, according to his trainer.


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