Tag Archives: respiratory tract

Algae and moulds: Causative agents of respiratory tract disease in horses?

This investigation identifies the alga Prototheca and the mould Pithomyces chartarum as rare causes of upper respiratory tract inflammation in horses. More frequently, upper respiratory tract disease in horses is caused by viral and bacterial infections. Patients:

What do we breathe? A study of particular matter exposure and deposition in the human respiratory tract

Have you ever thought about the diameter of a single hair from your head? It is somewhere between 50-70 µm. (micrometres, or thousandth of millimetres) wide. Small, isn’t it? Well, now think about liquid or solid droplets