Advances in Equine Upper Respiratory Surgery 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 the most common upper respiratory diseases, with in-depth information on laryngeal hemiplegia and dorsal displacement of the soft palate. Providing a complete resource, the book reflects the current state of the art, offering a significant update on disorders of the nasal septum, nasal passage, paranasal sinuses, hard and soft palate, epiglottis, arytenoids, guttural pouch, and trachea in the horse. The book includes 200 images illustrating key points of each surgical procedure. Potential complications and expectation management are discussed alongside the technique information. Advances in Equine Upper Respiratory Surgery is a useful reference for those in clinical practice and surgical residents.
Contributors ix Foreword xi Section I Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropathy 1 1 Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropathy: Grading of Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropathy 3 Katie J. Smith and Padraic M. Dixon 2 Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropathy: Diagnosis, Dynamic Endoscopy 9 Elizabeth Davidson 3 Ultrasonography of the Larynx for the Diagnosis of Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropathy 17 Heather Chalmers 4 Laser Ventriculocordectomy 21 Jan Hawkins 5 Prosthetic Laryngoplasty 29 Eric J. Parente and Jan Hawkins 6 Biomechanics of Prosthetic Laryngoplasty 35 Benjamin J. Ahern 7 Ablation of the Cricoarytenoid Joint 43 Jan Hawkins 8 The Use of Partial Arytenoidectomy in the Management of Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropathy 49 Catherine H. Hackett 9 Evaluation and Management of the Horse Following Failed Laryngoplasty 53 Jan Hawkins 10 Evaluation and Management of the Horse with Dysphagia Following Prosthetic Laryngoplasty 57 Jan Hawkins 11 Treatment of Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropathy in Racehorses 61 Eric J. Parente 12 Treatment of Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropathy in Draft Horses 65 Warren Beard 13 Evaluation and Treatment of the Horse with Fourth Branchial Arch Defects 69 Katherine Garrett 14 Future Developments in the Management and Treatment of Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropathy 77 Jonathan Cheetham 15 Objective Evaluation Following Surgical Correction of Upper Airway Abnormalities 81 Jonathan Cheetham Section II Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate 87 16 Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate: Pathophysiology and New Diagnostic Techniques 89 Jonathan Cheetham 17 Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate: Standing and Dynamic Endoscopic Examination 97 Elizabeth Davidson 18 Ultrasonography of the Horse with Suspected Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate 105 Heather Chalmers 19 Sternothyroideus Myotenectomy and Staphylectomy 109 Jan Hawkins 20 Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate: Laryngeal Tie-Forward 115 Norm G. Ducharme 21 Laser Palatoplasty 121 Jan Hawkins 22 Surgical Management of Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate in the Racehorse 125 Patricia Hogan 23 Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate: Evaluation of the Horse with Poor Performance Following Attempted Surgical Correction 131 Norm G. Ducharme 24 Treatment of Persistent Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate 135 Norm G. Ducharme Section III Surgery of the Head 141 25 Nasal Septum Removal 143 David E. Freeman 26 Surgical Treatment of Horses withWry Nose 157 Jim Schumacher 27 Choanal Atresia 167 Jan Hawkins 28 Frontonasal and Maxillary Sinusotomy Performed with the Horse Standing 171 Jim Schumacher and Justin Perkins 29 Frontonasal and Maxillary Sinusotomy Performed Under General Anesthesia 177 Warren Beard 30 Surgery of the Paranasal Sinuses: Surgical Removal of the Cheek Teeth and Management of Orosinus Fistulae 185 Padraic M. Dixon Section IV Surgery of the Soft Palate, Epiglottis, Arytenoid, and Trachea 193 31 Surgical Repair of Cleft Palate 195 Lloyd P. Tate, Jr 32 Surgical Correction of Epiglottic Entrapment 207 Michael W. Ross and Jan Hawkins 33 Subepiglottic Cysts 223 Eric J. Parente 34 Laser Resection of the Aryepiglottic Folds 227 Eric J. Parente 35 Partial Arytenoidectomy with Mucosal Closure 231 Eric J. Parente 36 Partial Arytenoidectomy without Mucosal Closure 237 Jan Hawkins 37 Management of Guttural Pouch Tympanites 241 Lloyd. P. Tate, Jr 38 Treatment of Hemorrhage Associated with Guttural Pouch Mycosis 249 Daniel F. Hogan 39 Surgical Management of Temporohyoid Osteoarthropathy 255 Norm G. Ducharme, Thomas J. Divers, and Nita Irby 40 Surgery of the Trachea 261 Lloyd P. Tate, Jr 41 Permanent Tracheostomy in the Horse 271 Peter C. Rakestraw Index 277