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Evaluation of the upper respiratory tract in the horse during treadmill exercise - A review. 1. Endoscopy


Kästner, S B; Weishaupt, Michael A; Townsend, H G G (1998). Evaluation of the upper respiratory tract in the horse during treadmill exercise - A review. 1. Endoscopy. Pferdeheilkunde, 14(1):33-40.

Abstract

Literature pertaining to the evaluation of the upper respiratory tract of the horse during exercise was reviewed. Articles were found by searching two databases. Videoendoscopy, upper airway pressure measurement and airflow measurements are used for assessing upper airway function. Treadmill accomodation and exercise protocols, examination protocols, the endoscopy technique, indications for the examination during exercise and normal and abnormal functions of the upper airways are described in pari I of this review. The most frequently observed dysfunctions are dorsal displacement of the soft palate with an incidence of 21 to 52 % and laryngeal hemiplegia with an incidence of 9 to 25 % of all upper airway obstructions. Videoendoscopy during treadmill exercise as a subjective technique can already accomplish a good evaluation of the upper airway function. But a final assessment of the presence of a respiratory limitation can only be made by the quantitative determination of upper airway flow mechanics (airway pressure and flow-volume measurement) which are presented in part II of this review

Abstract

Literature pertaining to the evaluation of the upper respiratory tract of the horse during exercise was reviewed. Articles were found by searching two databases. Videoendoscopy, upper airway pressure measurement and airflow measurements are used for assessing upper airway function. Treadmill accomodation and exercise protocols, examination protocols, the endoscopy technique, indications for the examination during exercise and normal and abnormal functions of the upper airways are described in pari I of this review. The most frequently observed dysfunctions are dorsal displacement of the soft palate with an incidence of 21 to 52 % and laryngeal hemiplegia with an incidence of 9 to 25 % of all upper airway obstructions. Videoendoscopy during treadmill exercise as a subjective technique can already accomplish a good evaluation of the upper airway function. But a final assessment of the presence of a respiratory limitation can only be made by the quantitative determination of upper airway flow mechanics (airway pressure and flow-volume measurement) which are presented in part II of this review

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Equine Department
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Uncontrolled Keywords:Horse; Endoscopy; Upper airway; Treadmill; Exercise
Language:English
Date:1998
Deposited On:22 Jun 2009 11:00
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 20:03
Publisher:Hippiatrika Verlag GmbH
ISSN:0177-7726
Related URLs:http://www.pferdeheilkunde.de/ (Publisher)

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