Upper Respiratory Tract Case 3

 

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Signalment
*5 year old
*Standardbred (STD) 
*Gelding 
*Trotter

History
*Horse has won more than $150,000 in its career
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was claimed last year
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history of having some kind of throat surgery
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horse raced well for new owners until the end of last year
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made an abnormal noise then incurred a severe cough and fever
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was treated with antibiotics for three weeks
*horse was gradually returned to training two months ago, raced and won
  once.  In its last two starts, again made an abnormal URT noise and
  stopped at the 1/4 pole

URT noise
*loud gurgling, expiratory noise
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best heard by the driver in front of the horse when racing

Referring Veterinarian's Resting URT Exam
*The horse easily displaces its palate at rest and has difficulty replacing it

Horse presents to your clinic for a complete poor performance examination.  Use the menu to the left for exam results.  Use the menu above for reference material that may help you with your diagnosis of the case.