Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders - Donkey

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Conditions encountered include guttural pouch disease, ethmoid haematomas, sinus disease and tracheal stenosis. Laryngeal paralysis and false nostril atheromas may be seen, while exercise-related conditions such as soft palate dislocation are not reported. Standard diagnostic and therapeutic considerations apply for most of these conditions.

Guttural Pouch Infection

Tracheal Collapse

Sinus Disease


  • Thiemann, A. (2008) Respiratory problems In Svendsen, E.D., Duncan, J. and Hadrill, D. (2008) The Professional Handbook of the Donkey, 4th edition, Whittet Books, Chapter 7

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