May 21 2013 – Race Horses May Hold Key to Cure for Deadly Lung Disease Killing Humans, Horses, Other Domestic Animals

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Researchers from human and veterinary medicine want to know more about the lung disease that is killing horses, including thoroughbred horses and other domestic animals, just as it’s claiming an increasing number of human lives – and are hoping the animals will hold a key to finding treatments faster for both.

Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is a little known lung disease amongst most of the public, yet the disease claims as many human lives each year as breast cancer.   In addition to horses, the disease is also known to affect cats, and dogs, especially terrier breeds of dog like the West Highland White Terrier (WHWT).

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