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Chronic Emphysema in Horses - (Heaves)
Emphysema is caused by the irritation of the lungs by toxins, dust, air
pollution, yeast, and various air-borne molds.  From the irritation, the lung
tissue is compromised so greatly that the adequate oxygen exchange
between the capillaries and inhaled air is greatly decreased or doesn't take
place at all.

Clinical signs of emphysema include:

    •Respiratory distress and shortness of breath

The longer a horse is infected with emphysema, the worse the symptoms and
disease become. The degree of oxygen deprivation is directly related to the
amount of lung damage.

Treatment revolves around the effort made to increase dilation and capillary
flow to the alveoli of the lungs. By using this method of dilation, more
oxygen exchange is possible and temporary relief is achieved.


Current Therapies
The use of Karbo Combo, in field studies, has proven very effective in
resolving the symptoms of Chronic Emphysema. Karbo Combo dilates the
lung capillaries allowing more area for oxygen exchange.

Karbo Combo consists of encapsulated enzymes, vitamins, bacteria, and
large numbers of mannan, and glucan oligosaccharides. In addition, the
formula also contains glycocomponents necessary for tying up and
neutralizing various toxins.

The objective of Karbo Combo is to attach and bind to the surface lectins of
pathogenic viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and toxins, therefore rendering them
incapable of colonization and reproduction. The stimulation and modulation
of the complex immune system by this formulation is not clearly understood
at this time.

Information provided by:
Gomer's Inc.
Chronic Emphysema in Horses -
(Heaves)
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