71 (4) 249-255

Title: 
WINDSUCKING IN THE HORSE: RESULTS OF SURGICAL TREATMENT: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY (1990-2000)
Author(s): 
K. Brouckaert, M. Steenhaut, A. Martens, L. Vlaminck, F. Pille, L. Arnaerts, F. Gasthuys
Abstract: 

Thirty windsucking horses were admitted in the last eleven years (1990–2000) for a surgical intervention at the Department of Surgery and Anesthesiology of Domestic Animals of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Ghent. Twenty-one horse owners answered the follow-up questionary. The results after surgery (modified operation of Forssell) were good in 71.4% of the cases, with little postoperative complications. There was no predisposition for a certain age or sex although thoroughbreds were more often referred for surgical treatment. The etiology of this stereotypy and its treatments are discussed.

Full text: 
pp 249-255
Original article(s)