• Corpus ID: 10727469


  author={Britta Leise},
Dynamic conditions of the upper respiratory tract in the horse are being increasingly diagnosed across multiple disciplines with the improved diagnostic abilities in over ground endoscopy. Numerous conditions including palatal malfunction, pharyngeal wall collapse, vocal cord collapse, axial deviation of the aryepiglottic folds, intermittent epiglottic entrapment, and arytenoid dysfunction have been described as primarily dynamic conditions. 1 Other conditions such as laryngeal hemiplegia can… 



A comparison of laryngoplasty and modified partial arytenoidectomy as treatments for laryngeal hemiplegia in exercising horses.

Airway mechanics and arterial blood gas values were not restored to normal after either LPVC or MPA in horses exercising at HR(max), which does not affect ventilation at sub-maximal exercise, but has clinical implications atHR(max).

Ventriculocordectomy as the sole treatment for recurrent laryngeal neuropathy: long-term results from ninety-two horses.

Surgery is a useful alternative to laryngoplasty for selected cases of RLN and is associated with a positive effect on exercise performance, a low postoperative complication rate, and a high rate of owner satisfaction.

Effect of ventriculectomy versus ventriculocordectomy on upper airway noise in draught horses with recurrent laryngeal neuropathy.

VE and VCE significantly reduce upper airway noise and indices of airway obstruction in draught horses with RLN, but VCE is more effective than VE.

Clinical experiences with axial deviation of the aryepiglottic folds in 52 racehorses.

Clinical experience indicated that it is not required to resolve ADAF in all horses, but owners and trainers of horses that had surgery were more satisfied with outcome than those with horses managed conservatively.

Successful treatment of persistent dorsal displacement of the soft palate and evaluation of laryngohyoid position in 15 racehorses.

Evaluated laryngohyoid position of horses with persistent DDSP in comparison to horses with intermittent DDSP to evaluate the outcome of treatment and to find out whether racehorses with persistentDDSP can be returned successfully to racing with a laryngeal tie-forward procedure.

Exercising upper respiratory videoendoscopic evaluation of 100 nonracing performance horses with abnormal respiratory noise and/or poor performance.

This study emphasises the importance of exercising endoscopic evaluation in nonracing performance horses with abnormal respiratory noise and/or poor performance for accurate assessment of dynamic upper airway function.

Exercising videoendoscopic evaluation of 45 horses with respiratory noise and/or poor performance after laryngoplasty.

Assessment of upper airway function by videoendoscopy in horses performing poorly after laryngoplasty and whether dynamic collapse of the left arytenoid can be predicted by the degree of resting postsurgical abduction established that dynamic collapse was probable in horses with no posts surgical abduction and could not be predicted in Horses with grade 3 or 4 postsurgical abducted.

Surgical and conservative management of bilateral dynamic laryngeal collapse associated with poll flexion in harness race horses.

The results suggest that VFC is not the initiating event in this complex obstructive airway disorder for which there is currently no consistently effective treatment and that racing performance would be substantially improved after bilateral ventriculocordectomy in affected individuals.

Surgical advancement of the larynx (laryngeal tie-forward) as a treatment for dorsal displacement of the soft palate in horses: a prospective study 2001-2004.

Placing the larynx in a more rostral and dorsal position may have improved the performance in 80-82% of the horses affected with naturally occurring exercise-induced DDSP.

Effect of a tongue-tie on upper airway mechanics during exercise following sternothyrohyoid myectomy in clinically normal horses.

Results indicate that a tongue-tie does not alter upper airway mechanics following sternothyrohyoid myectomy in clinically normal horses during exercise.