TEMPORARY BILATERAL LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS IN A HORSE ASSOCIATED WITH GENERAL-ANESTHESIA AND POST ANESTHETIC MYOSITIS

Padraic Dixon, D I Railton, Bruce McGorum

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Abstract

An eight-year-old Highland pony which had previously shown normal laryngeal function, underwent general anaesthesia for surgical treatment of a mandibular sinus. During its recovery from the anaesthesia, the pony suffered great respiratory distress and stridor, due to total bilateral laryngeal paralysis and pulmonary oedema. The animal was immediately given a temporary tracheostomy. Some hours later, postoperative myositis developed; it resolved within two days and the pony's laryngeal function returned nearly to normal during the following year.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Record
Volume132
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 1993

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