The use of race winnings, ratings and a performance index to assess the effect of thermocautery of the soft palate for treatment of horses with suspected intermittent dorsal displacement. A case-control study in 110 racing Thoroughbreds

R J M Reardon, B S L Fraser, J Heller, C Lischer, T D H Parkin, B M Bladon

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Abstract

There have been no reports of the efficacy of thermocautery of the soft palate (TSP) assessed objectively as a treatment of intermittent dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)508-13
Number of pages6
JournalEquine Veterinary Journal
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Cautery
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Epiglottis
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Female
  • Horse Diseases
  • Horses
  • Larynx
  • Male
  • Palate, Soft
  • Physical Conditioning, Animal
  • Respiratory System Abnormalities
  • Sports
  • Treatment Outcome

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