The aim of the study is to determine whether this stent is an effective long term treatment for idiopathic laryngeal paralysis in dogs.
We will be using a device that has been developed and tested in normal dogs and does not appear to cause adverse effects such as coughing.
- If you have a dog weighing between 20 and 38 kg with idiopathic laryngeal paralysis that you feel is amenable to treatment, please contact Dr. David Holt either by telephone at 215-898-3909 or e-mail: email@example.com.
- Ideally dogs should have recent blood work and good quality thoracic radiographs for inclusion in the study.
- The study will pay for all expenses associated with routine evaluation and stent placement.
Note: The study will not cover costs of treating existing or post-stenting aspiration pneumonia as this is a recognized complication of the underlying disease.
- Treated dogs will be required to have a sedated laryngeal examination performed at Penn Vet three months after the procedure.
- Should the dog have a stent related complication, the dog will be treated at Penn Vet at no charge to the owner.
- Ideally animals should have recent blood work and good quality thoracic radiographs, including opposite lateral views to rule out neoplasia and pneumonia, for inclusion in the study.
Dr. David Holt
- Phone: 215-898-3909
- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org