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How does a horse get guttural punch infection? I did take my horse to a vet, he is on med for this but I want to know more about how keep my horse from getting it again

How does a horse get guttural punch infection? I did take my horse to a vet, he is on med for this but I want to know more about how keep my horse from getting it again
Sorry tell he passed away be a year old
Thank you yes i know the symptoms and we are treat with meds
Hello Cordina,

With each breath your horse takes, bacteria and fungi have access to the guttural pouches. Most of the time the horse's immune system destroys these bacteria and fungi, but occasionally they survive and continue to grow by invading the pouches.

You can do your best to keep your horse's environment clean and free of breeding places for bacterial and fungal infestations but these agents are always present in the horse's environment. So it is nearly impossible to prevent all cases of guttural pouch infection, but if you now know the symptoms you will be able to catch the infections in the earliest stages and treat your horse effectively 🙂

Good luck for your horse x