Tracheal collapse in a miniature pony

Roberto Calderon Gonçalves, Daniel Pessoa Gomes da Silva, Alexandre Secorun Borges, Simone Biagio Chiacchio, Rogério Martins Amorim, José Luis de Melo Nicoletti, Noeme Souza Rocha

Abstract


The clinical, laboratorial and postmortem findings of a tracheal collapse in a miniature pony referred to the Veterinary Hospital – FMVZ–Unesp – Botucatu are described. The animal presented a noisy breathing, dyspnea, chronic cough and exercise intolerance. Endoscopic evaluation showed irregularity of tracheal lumen, with a confirmation of dorso-ventral flattening of trachea in the necropsy.


Keywords


Collapse; Trachea; Pony; Respiratory system.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2004v25n1p59

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433 / 1679-0359
E-mail:  semina.agrarias@uel.br
Este obra está licenciado com uma Licença  Creative Commons Atribuição-NãoComercial 4.0 Internacional