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Tentative explanations for the aetiology of soft palate instability and dorsal displacement at exercise are based on the proposition that it is caused by one or more, as yet unidentified, neuromuscular or inflammatory diseases. As judged by reviews, none of the treatments based on these assumptions ...

Author(s)
Cook, W. R.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Education, 2014, 26, 7, pp 381-389
Abstract

Objective: To describe a modified laryngeal tie-forward procedure (LTFP) using metallic implants. Study Design: Retrospective case series. Population: Twenty-seven horses (including 24 race horses) with dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP) or palatal instability (PI) diagnosed using...

Author(s)
Rossignol, F.; Ouachée, E.; Boening, K. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Surgery, 2012, 41, 6, pp 685-688
Abstract

Dorsal displacement of the soft palate is a common cause of upper airway obstruction in racehorses and is of unknown aetiology. To determine whether the palate may displace for structural reasons, knowledge of the normal soft palate is required. The present study aimed to describe, qualitatively...

Author(s)
Richardson, L. E.; Wakley, G. K.; Franklin, S. H.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2006, 172, 1, pp 78-85
Abstract

There are numerous treatments for correction of dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP). However, the efficacy of these treatments is controversial and there is little consensus on how best to treat this condition. The aims of this study were to systematically review the literature and to...

Author(s)
Allen, K. J.; Christley, R. M.; Birchall, M. A.; Franklin, S. H.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Journal, 2012, 44, 3, pp 259-266
Abstract

Equine vocalization and acoustic sounds can communicate a horse's emotional state, physiological state, and situation to other individuals, including other horses and humans. These vocalizations and acoustic sounds can be divided into several types. The whinny, nicker, squeal, blow, snore, snort,...

Author(s)
Yeon, S. C.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2012, 7, 3, pp 179-185
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Cover for Bos taurus (cattle)

Feral cattle can be distinguished from domestic stock only by their location and lack of ear marks or tags. Their size and conformation vary greatly...

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Males weigh between 45 and 55 kilos and females weigh between 25 and 35 kilos. Colouration is highly variable from mostly black, to various shades...

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Cover for digestive diseases of large ruminants

Digestive system signs occur in a variety of diseases which although expressed by the alimentary tract may or may not have their primary origin...

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There exist over 200 distinct breeds of sheep Ovis aries. The breeds differ in their physical characteristics. Female sheep tend to be smaller than...

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Cover for respiratory diseases of large ruminants

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the most common illness affecting housed cattle worldwide and is a major economical importance to animal...

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