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A case of tracheal collapse in the dog
  1. GM Longbottom


An eight-year-old male Yorkshire terrier which had had a cough for two years was presented and a diagnosis of tracheal collapse was made after examination with a bronchoscope. It was decided to try to correct the tracheal defect by plication. Two weeks after the operation the dog was examined under general anaesthesia. Although traction had exposed a part of the thoracic trachea it was not sufficient in this case to achieve a complete repair. In view of a grave prognosis, the dog was destroyed.

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