Hannah und Elke Caspar
My horse Hannah is a 10 year old black mare which I got as a three-year-old. During the first years she lived in a very beautiful paddock box in a riding facility close to my home. The bedding (straw) and roughage (teff) there, however, were of increasingly poor quality over time and she began to cough. Hannah had an obvious reaction to the dust which was everywhere. Time and time again she was examined and treated by a veterinarian on account of her cough. I quickly changed the bedding to shavings and moistened the teff. However, Hannah’s cough did not abate; it worsened instead.
In autumn 2014, her cough became so threatening that I took her to the horse clinic in Leichlingen.
The diagnosis: moderate to severe, purulent bronchitis with distinct peribronchial lung structures.
Hannah underwent intensive care for the next 6 weeks and at the next visit to the clinic she felt much better.
She has not returned to her old stables and now lives on a private farm with five other horses. This place attaches great importance to low-dust livery and feeding. Since then, Hannah has been well.
I bought the Flexineb® 1 at the horse clinic in Leichlingen and Hannah initially inhaled extensive medication in addition to oral therapy. This included cortisone and two bronchial dilators, for example. She also responded to the medication very well and after two to three weeks, my horse was much better.
Since then, Hannah nebulises daily. Saline solution if she is well, and two homoeopathic remedies alternating with common salt as recommended by the clinic.
She inhales cortisone, bronchodilators and/or ACC when she has coughing spells, but these are becoming increasingly rare. This winter, for example, she was only nebulised with cortisone for about a week, which I find sensational when I consider what the years before looked like.
At the beginning of this year we were in Leichlingen again due to acute colic. When Hannah was better, they performed a lung function test to check the condition of her lungs. Hannah had an oxygen saturation of 97% before and after exercise. You can hardly do better than that!
I think this shows very nicely how good our treatment management has become with Flexineb®. Daily nebulising, even in symptom-free phases, is the reason why Hannah is doing very well today and I can ride her almost like a healthy horse.
The functionality of the Flexineb® is extremely important for Hannah and me. That’s why I always have an additional nebuliser unit at the stables, so that I have an immediate replacement should the old one no longer work properly.
I am a convinced fan of the Flexineb® and have already recommended your device several times.
Hannah and Elke Caspar