WVC 92nd Annual Conference
Acute Upper Airway Obstructions in the Horse
Obstructions of the UA often result in characteristic symptoms that allow a differentiation from lower airway problems without pursuing further diagnostics. Familiarity with these symptoms can be particularly helpful in cases where severe respiratory distress requires emergency treatment before a thorough diagnostic workup can be performed. The lecture will discuss the clinical signs, differential diagnoses and emergency treatments for the most relevant causes of acute upper airway obstruction in the horse.