Endoscopic balloon dilation of esophageal strictures in 9 horses

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Background: Medical treatment of esophageal strictures in horses is limited and the use of balloon dilatation is described in few cases. Long-term follow up after balloon dilatation and the use of intralesional corticosteroids has not been evaluated. Objectives: To describe the use of endoscopic guided, esophageal balloon dilatation in horses for cervical and thoracic esophageal strictures and administration of intralesional corticosteroids at the time of dilatation. Animals: Nine horses from the hospital population with benign esophageal strictures. Methods: Retrospective study: Medical records were reviewed from horses presented to the William R. Pritchard, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UC Davis from 2002 to 2013. Records were searched using the key words: equine, horse, balloon dilatation, bougienage, and esophageal stricture. Results: Nine horses with esophageal strictures were treated with esophageal balloon dilatation. Five horses survived (survival at writing ranged from 2 to 11 years after discharge) and all nonsurvivors were

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1105-1111
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2015


  • Bougienage
  • Choke
  • Esophagus
  • Horse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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