LA Respiratory Issues

Tracheal disorders

collapsed trachea

Tracheal disorders are rare in horses with the exception of tracheal collapse in miniature horses.  Tracheal collapse leads to respiratory noise and exercise intolerance. Surgical stenting has been performed as in small animals, with limited success.

Tracheal perforation can occur with trauma and is treated conservatively and/or with a temporary tracheotomy

Resources

Disorders of the trachea in horses, B. Ohnesorge, H. Gehlen and E. Deegen IVIS 2002

Respiratory Distress in the Adult and Foal, 2021 VCNA Vol 37 pp 311-325

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Large Animal Surgery - Supplemental Notes by Erin Malone, DVM, PhD; Elaine Norton, DVM PhD; Erica Dobbs, DVM; and Ashley Ezzo, DVM is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.