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Abstract

Reasons for performing study: Previously, objective comparisons of surgical procedures to relieve dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP) have been limited by the presumptive basis of the diagnostic measures applied. Objectives: To assess and compare the efficacy of thermal cautery surgery to ...

Author(s)
Barakzai, S. Z.; Boden, L. A.; Hillyer, M. H.; Marlin, D. J.; Dixon, P. M.
Publisher
Equine Veterinary Journal Ltd, Ely, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Journal, 2009, 41, 1, pp 65-69
Abstract

The prevalence of the use of tongue ties, calculated from 60 randomly selected race meetings held in the UK during 2001 to 2003, was 5.0 per cent. After its first use on an individual horse a tongue tie was used in an average of 77 per cent of its races during the first 12 months, but after this...

Author(s)
Barakzai, S. Z.; Finnegan, C.; Dixon, P. M.; Hillyer, M. H.; Boden, L. A.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2009, 165, 10, pp 278-281
Abstract

Reasons for performing study: There is contradictory published evidence on the potential efficacy of 'tongue ties' (TTs) for treatment of intermittent dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP) in racehorses. Objectives: To evaluate the effect of TTs on racing performance in Thoroughbred...

Author(s)
Barakzai, S. Z.; Finnegan, C.; Boden, L. A.
Publisher
Equine Veterinary Journal Ltd, Ely, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Journal, 2009, 41, 8, pp 812-816