Rossdales recently hosted a third instalment of the Upper Airways Discussion Forum, a CPD event which guides delegates through the updates and developments in the world of equine upper airway management.
The event was fully subscribed, with delegates and speakers travelling from around the world. Rossdales partners and surgeons Tim Barnett and Lewis Smith were joined by clinicians from Clinique de Grosbois (Paris), Cornell University (New York), Edinburgh University and the Royal Veterinary College (London) in providing a range of lectures covering many facets of modern and future upper airway diagnostics, treatment and surgery.
Treatment of Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropathy (RLN) is advancing constantly at the present time, and much attention was given to modern approaches to the traditional laryngoplasty surgery (tie-back), re-innervation of the laryngeal muscles and the use of laryngeal pacemakers.
Management of palatal dysfunction was another keenly discussed topic, with the success of conservative treatments, laryngeal advancement surgery (tie-forward) and pacemaker stimulation of the palatal musculature all covered in detail.
In addition to the lectures and research presentations, there were two open discussion sessions in which the panel and delegates were able to openly debate novel and interesting cases.
The forum will return in February 2022. To see the series of 2019 CPD events hosted by Rossdales visit our News and Events pages and click on 'CPD Courses'.
The event speakers are pictured: (left to right) Jon Cheatham of Cornell University, Tim Barnett of Rossdales Equine Hospital, Safia Barakzai of Equine Surgical Referrals, Francina Barcelo Oliver of University of Edinburgh, Fabrice Rossignol of Grosbois Equine Clinic, Lewis Smith of Rossdales Equine Hospital, Justin Perkins of Royal Veterinary College, Patrick Pollock of University of Edinburgh.
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