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Surgical management of recurrent laryngeal neuropathy

Cramp, P. and Barakzai, S.Z. (2011) Surgical management of recurrent laryngeal neuropathy. Equine Veterinary Education, 24 (6). pp. 307-321.

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Recurrent laryngeal neuropathy (RLN, laryngeal hemiplegia, laryngeal paralysis, 'roaring') is common in the equine industry with a prevalence ranging from 2.6-11% in light breeds (Raphel 1982; Lane 1987; Morris and Seeherman 1990) up to 38% in draught breeds (Brakenhoff 2006; Perkins 2009). There are a number of different surgical treatments currently available and more being developed. This article aims to discuss factors affecting choice of treatment and then provide an evidence-based approach to describe surgical approaches, success rates and morbidity. Specific details of surgical methods are not given as they are readily available in surgical textbooks (Stick 2006; McGorum 2007).

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: British Equine Veterinary Association
Copyright: © 2011 EVJ Ltd.
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