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  • Bovine Respiratory Endoscopy

    Posted on by Andy

    This Highland bull has been suffering with breathing difficulties for several weeks. A loud inspiratory noise can be heard when auscultated with a stethoscope. The majority of the noise is coming from the upper respiratory tract. The bull was restrained in stocks and our video endoscope was introduced into the airway via a nostril. While food material is observed in the windpipe the bull appears to be suffering from a dislocated soft palate which would cause partial obstruction of the airway and a loud inspiratory noise. This condition also increases the likelihood of food material being inhaled. Please watch the following video.

    Joined Towcester Veterinary Centre in 1991 and now a partner, Andy was instrumental in setting up the six vet team at the equine clinic at Plum Park.
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