There is always a challenge to your horse’s respiratory system — in the summer it’s pollen particles, while increased time in the stable in the winter exposes horses to more dust from forage and bedding. There are a number of management practices you can put in place to reduce their exposure, but respiratory supplements for horses can also help to maintain healthy and clear airways, support the lungs’ natural defences, while also providing a soothing effect.
Common ingredients found in respiratory supplements include…
- herbs — many of which are known for soothing properties
- anti-oxidants, such as vitamin E, which protects against free radicals
If you compete with your horse then it is important you make sure any supplements – respiratory supplements or otherwise – you use do not contain any prohibited substances.
Browse the wide range of respiratory supplements that are currently available below in our alphabetical list, which includes the manufacturers’ descriptions of their products…
AUDEVARD BALSAMIC AIR
This supplement combines four essential oils to provide horses with additional nutrition when their respiratory needs are greater. Can be administered either orally or by spraying in the horse’s environment.
£24.96 for 500g
01865 922 227
Contains all natural ingredients known to benefit the respiratory system and help keep your horse’s airways clear of mucus. Available in 1l or 2.5l.
£24.95 for 1l
BLUE CHIP GARLIQ
This liquid garlic supplement provides effective respiratory relief by aiding the clearance of mucus from the airways and relieving the symptoms of coughs.
£14.95 for 1l
CAVALOR BRONCHIX PULMO
This paste-form respiratory supplement is designed to provide nutritional support for the lower airways in performance horses.
£116 for six tubes
DODSON & HORRELL BREATHE-FREE
A dried blend of herbs, including white horehound, coltsfoot, hyssop and red clover heads, are included in this supplement to help maintain healthy airways and lungs. Aniseed and garlic also help to support clear airways and immune function. Available in 1kg or 2.5kg.
£26.50 for 2.5kg
EQUIFEAST FIGHT BACK
Specifically designed to aid the natural immune system with fighting against skin and respiratory issues. Available in 462g or 1.16kg.
£27.95 for 462g
EQUIFORM NUTRITION EXCEL EASY BREATHE
This powerful combination of plant extracts and honey is designed to help maintain healthy airways and ensure optimum mucus removal. Some horses may benefit from supplementation before exercise.
£25 for 1l
EQUINE AMERICA AIRWAYS EXTRA STRENGTH POWDER
Targeted nutritional support can help the horse’s natural defence against respiratory challenges, such as fungal spores and dust. This supplement contains a powerful blend of natural, plant-derived essential oils, known for their role in maintaining respiratory function.
£18.99 for 500g
EQUINE PRODUCTS UK BREEZE-UP
Increased stabling in winter increases the intake of spores from bedding, haylage and hay. This supplement is formulated to assist in healthy breathing where dust is present. It contains only natural ingredients, including eucalyptus and menthol.
£19.87 for 1l
0191 264 5536
A powerful blend of herbs that soothe and support the respiratory tract, maintaining clear airways and healthy lung function. Helps to expel dust and pollen particles and excess mucus, allowing your horse to perform at his best. Available in 1.75kg, 3.5kg or 7kg – in tubs or refillable bags.
£43.99 for 1.75kg
FORAN EQUINE HONEY +C
This palatable syrup of honey and herbal airway soothers is designed to help aid equine respiratory health. It is fortified with vitamin C to support a healthy immune system. Available in 1l or 5l.
£19.45 for 1l
GLOBAL HERBS AIRWAY PLUS
This supplement provides all-round respiratory support by maintaining clear chests, airways and breathing. Can be administered straight into the mouth for immediate action. Also available in powder form.
£33 for 1l
HACK UP INSTANT LIQUID AIR
Containing peppermint, honey, eucalyptus and aloe vera, this liquid respiratory supplement helps to keep the airways clear.
From £24.99 for 1l
HI FORM BREATHE
Breathe contains a high concentration of therapeutic herbs — these constituents line the respiratory tract and may assist in preventing damage and irritation from particle inhalation, as well as helping to clear the particles out of the system.
From £26 for 500g
0118 324 7471
HILTON HERBS FREEWAY GOLD
This is a fast-absorbing liquid supplement that contains herbs, such as eyebright and thyme, to help maintain an efficient respiratory system. It is formulated to support healthy airways and ideal for those affected by spores, dust or pollen.
From £25.80 for 1l
0800 294 1250
HORSE FIRST GARLIC & MORE
A totally natural supplement containing a powerful blend of garlic, seaweed, herbs and vitamins that can have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It also helps utilise nutrition, aid digestion and boost the immune system. Available in 1.5kg or 4kg.
£20.25 for 1.5kg
KENTUCKY EQUINE RESEARCH NANO-E
Vitamin E is an essential component of body-wide antioxidant defences and plays a vital role in many functions. Vitamin E supplementation is particularly important when turnout is limited in the winter months or when forage quality becomes poor.
£86.90 for 450ml
LEOVET RESPIRATORY SYRUP
The concentrated liquid made of powerful herb extracts is readily absorbed and aims to offset environmental stress that can interfere with the respiratory tracts and weaken the immune system.
£21.95 for 1l
LINCOLN HERBAL KOFF SYRUP
This supplement provides fast, natural support to calm and soothe the delicate airways. It helps to maintain healthy respiration in horses exposed to dust, pollen and mould spores. It is fortified with liquorice, glycerine and aniseed for a highly palatable formulation. Available in 500ml, 1l or 4l.
From £8.50 for 500ml
MASTACARE GARLIC GRANULES
Support healthy respiration and help keep coughs at bay naturally with this great value single ingredient in fuss-free packaging.
£14.49 for 1kg
Designed to help support the respiratory system and combat wheezing and coughing, the green-lipped mussel extract contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which have natural soothing properties. An anti-oxidant helps clear congestion, reduce coughing and ease irritated airways, while the soothing herbs also help to ease irritation.
£29.85 for 900g
NAF FIVE STAR RESPIRATOR BOOST
This supplement contains a concentrated solution of natural anti-oxidants, alongside herbs such as ginger, rosehip and blueberries, chosen for their targeted support of healthy lung function. Echinacea is included for immune system support and essential oils help maintain clear airways. Available in 500ml, 1l, 2l or 5l.
From £19.99 for 500ml
NETTEX AIR POWER RESPIRATORY BOOST
This product soothes and clears airways, helping your horse to breathe comfortably when there is increased risk of coughs and colds in the winter months. It contains menthol and eucalyptus for their natural soothing properties.
£19.13 for 500ml
ORIGINAL LANDMÜHLE BRONCHI FORTE
This mixture of herbal extracts is specially selected for the cold and wet periods of the year. It can help to provide relief for feed and husbandry-related respiratory problems.
£16.90 for 1l
SCIENCE SUPPLEMENTS RESPIRAID DHA
Formulated with the help of scientific research, RespirAid DHA combines a unique encapsulated source of DHA and EPA alongside powerful antioxidants and should be fed on a daily basis for the ultimate support for long term respiratory health.
£44.99 for 1.85kg
VITAL EQUINE AIRFORCE
This is a natural syrup formulated to clear away dust and pollen build-up. It is recommended to use it prior to work to promote maximum breathing efficiency.
From £15 for 473ml
This supplement supports the horse’s natural lung defences against unwanted airway irritants with the use of important antioxidants. It provides support to ensure that the lungs are functioning at maximum capacity.Available in 2.8kg or 8.4kg.
£40.99 for 2.8kg
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