Correlation of resting and exercising endoscopic findings for horses with dynamic laryngeal collapse and palatal dysfunction

S.Z. Barakzai, P.M. Dixon

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Abstract

Summary Reasons for performing study: To correlate resting and exercising endoscopic grades of laryngeal function in horses undergoing high-speed treadmill endoscopy (HSTE) using the Havemeyer grading system. To correlate dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP) seen at rest with palatal function during exercise. Methods: Records of horses that underwent HSTE examination (1999–2009) were reviewed. Resting laryngeal function score and other abnormalities noted on resting endoscopy were recorded as were results of HSTE. Results of resting and exercising endoscopic findings were correlated. Results: 281 horses underwent HSTE. There was significant correlation between grade of laryngeal function at rest (grades 1–4) and exercise (ρ= 0.53, P
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)18-23
Number of pages6
JournalEquine Veterinary Journal
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • horse DDSP treadmill endoscopy larynx pharynx

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