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Studies show equine nasal strips reduce airway resistance and mitigate exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.



1. Holcombe SJ, Berney C, Cornelisse CJ, et al. Effect of commercially available nasal strips on airway resistance in exercising horses. Am J Vet Res 2002;63(8):1101-1105.

2. Poole DC, Kindig CA, Fenton G, et al. Effects of external nasal support on pulmonary gas exchange and EIPH in the horse. J Equine Vet Sci 2000;20(9):579-585.

3. Harms CA, Wetter TJ, McClaran SR, et al. Effects of respiratory muscle work on cardiac output and its distribution during maximal exercise. J Appl Physiol 1998;85(2):609-618.

4. Erickson HH, Epp TS, Poole TC. 2007. Review of alternative therapies for EIPH, in Proceedings. Am Assoc Equine Pract, 2007;68.

5. McDonough P, Kindig CA, Hildreth TS, et al. Effect of furosemide and the equine nasal strip on exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage and time-to-fatigue in maximally exercising horses. Equine Comp Ex Physiol 2004;1(3):177-184.

6. Geor RJ, Ommundson L, Fenton G, et al. Effects of an external nasal strip and furosemide on pulmonary hemorrhage in Thoroughbred following high-intensity exercise. Equine Vet J 2001;33(6):577-584.

7. Valdez SC, Nieto JE, Spier SJ, et al. Effect of an external nasal dilator strip on cytologic characteristics of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in Thoroughbred racehorses. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2004;224(4):558-561.

8. Olsen SC, Coyne CP, Lowe BS, et al. Influence of furosemide on hemodynamic response during exercise in horses. Am J Vet Res 1992;53(5):742-747.

9. Goetz TE, Manohar M, Hassan AS, et al. Nasal strips do not affect pulmonary gas exchange, anaerobic metabolism, or EIIPH in exercising Thoroughbreds. J Appl Physiol 2001;90(6):2378-2385.


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