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Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/225624
Clinical outcome in two adult horses treated for cleft palate with laryngeal tie-forward surgery
English
Tosi, Irène mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences fonctionnelles (DSF) > Phys. neuro-muscul., de l'effort - Méd. sport. des animaux >]
Grulke, Sigrid mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Dép. clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés (DCA) > Dép. clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés (DCA) >]
Salciccia, Alexandra mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Dép. clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés (DCA) > Anesthésiologie gén. et pathologie chirurg. des grds animaux >]
de la Rebière de Pouyade, Geoffroy mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Dép. clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés (DCA) > Anesthésiologie gén. et pathologie chirurg. des grds animaux >]
2018
Veterinary Record Case Reports
BMJ Specialist Journals
6
2
Yes
International
2052-6121
[en] Horse ; Cleft palate ; Tie-forward
[en] Two adult sport horses were referred for respiratory noise, exercise intolerance, coughing and nasal discharge containing food material. An asymmetrical, mild to moderate defect of the soft palate was diagnosed and surgically treated by laryngeal tie-forward procedure (LTFP). The immediate postoperative endoscopic images were satisfactory; the epiglottis was in normal alignment, dorsal to the soft palate defect in both cases. When contacted respectively four months and three years after surgery, owners of both horses declared being satisfied with the outcome of surgery as initial clinical signs had reduced or disappeared. Follow-up endoscopy showed some retraction of the larynx in both horses but the reduction of the palatal defect was adequate. This report demonstrates that horses can reach adulthood with certain soft palate defects and that severity of clinical signs varies between individuals. The authors suggest considering LTFP as an option in adult horses with small-to-moderate cleft palates causing clinical signs.
Fundamental and Applied Research for Animals and Health - FARAH
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/225624
10.1136/vetreccr-2018-000605
http://vetrecordcasereports.bmj.com/content/6/2/e000605

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