Date : Thursday 25th January 2018
Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome and Tracheal Collapse
Brachycephalic breeds are very commonly seen in small animal practice. The common upper airway anomalies encountered include primary problems of elongated soft palate, stenotic nares, chonal atresia overdevelopment of the nasal turbinates, macroglossia and tracheal hypoplasia. Failure to address some of these issues in young dogs will lead to the development of secondary changes including laryngeal collapse, tracheal collapse, tonsillar and pharyngeal hyperplasia, hiatial hernia, GIT changes and even as well as cardiac changes. Early assessment and correction of these anomalies is essential. This lecture covers how to competently assess and treat these delightful animals. Post-operative management and monitoring as well as how to minimise complications is addressed.
Tracheal collapse is an insidious progressive condition of toy and miniature breeds. The condition is best diagnosed as early as possible by fluoroscopy and tracheoscopy. Although tracheal collapse is not curable there are several treatment approaches that make a big difference to these little dogs. The use of extra tracheal and intra tracheal stenting is described and discussed.
Philip A Moses
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MANZCVS, FANZCVS, CMAVA, Memb AO
Veterinary Specialist Services
Underwood and Gold Coast, Australia
Specialist Small Animal Surgeon
Adjunct Professor University of Queensland
Philip graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 and worked in cattle practice in western NSW and then mixed practices until he moved to the UK in 1990 and began the long road to small animal surgical specialisation. He completed a Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics at the Royal College in 1994 then worked in referral practice before returning to Australia in 1996. Philip commenced a residency in small animal surgery in private practice in Brisbane; completed his MACVSc in 1998; moved to the University of Sydney as Senior Registrar and then became head of Surgery in 2000. In 2001 he became a founding partner of Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane. He registered as a Specialist in 2003 after completing a FACVSc in Small Animal Surgery and soon after was appointed as Adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland.
Surgical interests include brachycephalic airway and spinal surgery, as well as urinary tract, vascular, neurological and orthopaedic surgery. Has undertaken research projects with Westmead Children's Hospital in Sydney and the University of Queensland. Has presented at numerous conferences in Australia and overseas, published widely in Veterinary Journals as well as Textbooks. Philip is a Chartered Member of the AVA and an elected Member of AO.
Philip was President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists 2010-2014 and has been on the ANZCVS Council since 2008. He is one of two elected member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland.
Philip lectures widely on a voluntary basis in South East Asia to help promote and improve animal welfare. Philip also collects Cadillac motor cars and is the Vice President of the Cadillac La Salle Club of Queensland. Philip is the father of six beautiful children, an owner of and breeder of Pugs and Dachshunds and a devoted supporter of the Queensland Reds and the Wallabies.
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Dr Ruan Bester, Howie Wong, HKVA CPD Coordinator
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