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Dorsal displacement of the soft palate is an important cause of poor performance in racehorses, yet its etiology is not fully understood. Diagnosis requires treadmill videoendoscopy, which is not widely available. The relationship of the larynx, the hyoid apparatus, and the remainder of the skull...

Author(s)
Chalmers, H. J.; Yeager, A. E.; Ducharme, N.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Boston, USA
Citation
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 2009, 50, 1, pp 91-96
Abstract

Exercise induced intermittent dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP) is a common cause of airway obstruction and poor performance in racehorses. The definite etiology is still unclear, but through an experimental model, a role in the development of this condition was identified in the...

Author(s)
Cercone, M.; Olsen, E.; Perkins, J. D.; Cheetham, J.; Mitchell, L. M.; Ducharme, N. G.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2019, 14, 10, pp e0224524
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to establish a minimally invasive, transendoscopic technique for injection of poly-L-lactic acid into the free edge of the soft palate that could be performed on the standing sedated horse. Furthermore, it was determined whether the implant material induced an increase ...

Author(s)
Cehak, A.; Deegen, E.; Drommer, W.; Lütkefels, E.; Ohnesorge, B.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2006, 26, 2, pp 59-66
Abstract

Reasons for performing study: Dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP) in the horse has been previously described as intermittent, typically occurring at fast exercise; or persistent, seen at rest. Dorsal displacement of the soft palate has recently been reported following laryngoplasty (LP)...

Author(s)
Barnett, T. P.; O'Leary, J. M.; Dixon, P. M.; Barakzai, S. Z.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Journal, 2014, 46, 1, pp 60-63
Abstract

Case Description - A 7-year-old sexually intact male Thoroughbred racehorse was evaluated because of exercise intolerance, respiratory tract noise, and coughing when eating. Clinical Findings - A persistent dorsal displacement of the soft palate was identified during endoscopic examination of the...

Author(s)
Moorman, V. J.; Marshall, J. F.; Jann, H. W.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2007, 231, 5, pp 751-754
Abstract

Reason for performing study: Two forms of dynamic upper respiratory tract obstruction affecting racehorses that involve the soft palate have been described: palatal instability (PI) and dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP). Observation of DDSP is straight forward in that it is an all or...

Author(s)
Allen, K.; Franklin, S.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Journal, 2013, 45, 4, pp 454-459
Abstract

This book is a comprehensive, up-to-date reference on surgical techniques in the upper respiratory tract in the horse, presenting theory and background as well as detailed procedures information. Part of the Advances in Veterinary Surgery series copublished with the ACVS Foundation, the book covers ...

Author(s)
Hawkins, J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
Advances in equine upper respiratory surgery, 2015, pp xi + 282 pp.
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Analysis of racing speed and career results of horses with intermittent dorsal displacement of the soft palate (IDDSP) indicated no difference pre- or postoperatively between staphylectomy and tieforward-treated horses.

Author(s)
Carmalt, J. L.; Johansson, B.; Waldner, C.
Publisher
American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), Lexington, USA
Citation
Proceedings of the 61st Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, December 5-9, 2015, 2015, pp 526-527
Abstract

Author(s)
Hogan, P.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
Advances in equine upper respiratory surgery, 2015, pp 125-130
Abstract

Objective: To compare the performance of horses with intermittent dorsal displacement of the soft palate (IDDSP) treated surgically with a control group and to determine whether there was a difference in postoperative performance between horses treated with a staphylectomy or a tie-forward...

Author(s)
Carmalt, J. L.; Johanssen, B.; Waldner, C.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Surgery, 2016, 45, 6, pp 816-823

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