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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.

    Andy
    ABOUT ANDY HAYES BVetMed MRCVS
    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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