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The mucolytic effect of Sputolosin in horses with respiratory disease
  1. AG Matthews,
  2. IJ Hackett and
  3. WA Lawton
  1. Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd, Bracknell, Berkshire.


The effect of the mucolytic drug Sputolosin on the clinical signs of respiratory disease among 28 matched pairs of horses was examined. Compared with the untreated group, the treated group showed a significant decrease in the frequency of coughing and a decreased time to resolution of both cough and nasal discharge. The results indicate that the drug is potentially useful in the management of respiratory disease characterised by an abnormal or increased production of mucus.

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