Heaves

Heaves is the common term for chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD) The illness is similar to asthma in humans in that the horse has trouble breathing. Especially breathing out. Heaves causes inflammation and spasm within the lungs of the horse.

We recommend a daily dosage of Karbo Combo® or Epic II CL®. Most of our customers prefer to use the Karbo Combo® because of it's added benefits, but in terms of the horse with Heaves, either can be used successfully.

What does Karbo Combo® or Epic II CL® do?

Both of these products work by dilating the lung capillaries. By doing so the core area is provided for oxygen exchange. When oxygen exchange is created, a measure of improvement is noted.

Most equine with chronic emphysema, including those with a "Heave Line", seem to improve to the extent that the animal can handle short periods of vigorous exercise.

NOTE:Response is strictly on an animal-to-animal bases, depending on the lung pathology. The amount given is governed by the severity of the lung involvement. Amounts listed below can be adjusted up or down. Recommended amounts for both EPIC II CL® and Karbo Combo® are listed. One or the other can be given, though NOT BOTH. We recommend using Karbo Combo® because it has all the benefits of the Epic® formula with the added benefits of the Karbo® formula.

Recommended amount of Epic II CL®
for horses with heaves:
EPIC II CL®

Weight of Equine Amount Frequency
400# 20cc AM and PM in Food or Water
500# 25cc AM and PM in Food or Water
600# 30cc AM and PM in Food or Water
800# 35cc AM and PM in Food or Water
900# 40cc AM and PM in Food or Water
1000# 45cc AM and PM in Food or Water
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(Do not use both. Use Epic® or Karbo Combo®) Use one or the other.

Recommended amount of Karbo Combo®
for horses with heaves:
Karbo Combo®

Weight of Equine Amount Frequency
400# 1/2 ounce AM and PM in Food
500# 1/2 ounce AM and PM in Food
600# 3/4 ounce AM and PM in Food
800# 1 ounce AM and PM in Food
1000# 1 1/2 ounce AM and PM in Food
1500# 2 ounce AM and PM in Food
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Symptoms of Heaves

Horses suffering from heaves may experience shortness of breath during exercise, chronic coughing and wheezing. Because heaves is chronic by definition, these symptoms persist over a period of time. Horses with heaves often have something called a heave line, which is s line of developed muscles along the belly that forms as a result of the horse's struggle to push air out of his lungs.

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