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Keywords:

  • tracheal collapse;
  • diagnostic signs;
  • examination;
  • treatment options

Tracheal collapse is most commonly reported in ponies and miniature horses, but can also occur in larger breeds of horses and ponies, as well as donkeys. Most develop clinical signs of tracheal collapse in middle age, indicating that some degenerative process of the tracheal cartilage or connective tissue may play a role in the pathogenesis of this disorder. This case study outlines the diagnosis, investigations and treatment options for tracheal collapse in a Shetland pony.