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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Full Paper

Year: 2003

Author(s): van den Hoven, R; Zappe, H; Zitterl-Eglseer, K; Jugl, M; Franz, C

Title: Study of the effect of Bronchipret on the lung function of five Austrian saddle horses suffering recurrent airway obstruction (heaves).

Source: Vet Rec. 2003; 152(18):555-557

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Franz Chlodwig
Jugl-Chizzola Martina
Van Den Hoven Rene
Zitterl-Eglseer Karin

Vetmed Research Units
University Equine Clinic, Clinical Unit of Equine Internal Medicine
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds

Project(s): The effect of Bronchipret® on the pulmonary mechanics of Horses suffering chronical obstructive pulmonary disease and the oral tolerance

The effects of an oral preparation containing an extract of thyme and primula (Bronchipret; Bionorica) on the lung function of five horses suffering heaves were determined in a longitudinal study. The horses accepted the product well. The plasma concentrations of the marker substance, thymol, indicated that at least one of the substances in the extract had been absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. The compliance, pulmonary pressure and airway resistance of the horses" lungs were all significantly improved after one month of treatment However, the severity of their clinical signs and their arterial oxygen partial pressure had not improved significantly.

Keywords Pubmed: Administration, Oral
Airway Obstruction/drug therapy
Airway Obstruction/veterinary*
Bronchodilator Agents/administration & dosage
Bronchodilator Agents/therapeutic use*
Horse Diseases/blood
Horse Diseases/drug therapy*
Horse Diseases/pathology
Longitudinal Studies
Pilot Projects
Plant Extracts/administration & dosage
Plant Extracts/therapeutic use*
Plant Roots
Respiratory Function Tests/veterinary
Severity of Illness Index
Thymol/administration & dosage
Thymol/therapeutic use*
Thymus Plant*

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