Journal article

Clinical experiences with axial deviation of the aryepiglottic folds in 52 racehorses.

DS King, E Tulleners, BB Martin, EJ Parente, R Boston

Vet Surg | Published : 2001

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical findings in 52 racehorses with axial deviation of the aryepiglottic folds (ADAF) and to report outcome in 33 of these horses after either rest or transendoscopic laser excision of aryepiglottic fold tissue. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. ANIMAL OR SAMPLE POPULATION: Racehorses admitted for high-speed treadmill (HST) evaluation of poor performance. METHODS: Medical records and videotapes of resting and exercising videoendoscopic examinations were reviewed. Racing performance records and owner or trainer interviews, at least 1 year after HST examination, were used to compare results after either surgical management or rest in 33 horses with ADAF and no o..

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