TRACHEA & LARYNX

Tracheal collapse: what it is and why we study our dogs in this direction?

Research in
the collapse of the trachea and larynx study:

Research in the collapse of the trachea and larynx study are also not mandatory in Poland.
However, we accepted this challenge and taking into account that the collapse of the trachea may be
the cause of serious problems with breathing or even the cause of death
of a dog in the case very advanced.

NORWICH TERRIER - our results:

1. Alta Carya FCI IGRASZKA TRACHEA & LARYNX normal Date of examination: 04.02.2015.
2. Alta Carya FCI DOBRA NASZA TRACHEA & LARYNX normal Date of examination: 12.03.2014.
3. Eastman's Maxwell DR WATSON TRACHEA & LARYNX normal Date of examination: 12.03.2014.
4. TEDDY BOY Grand Villa Rose TRACHEA & LARYNX normal Date of examination: 24.10.2011.
5. EIFFEL TABI du Pre de la Croix Verte TRACHEA & LARYNX normal Date of examination: 24.10.2011.

Information about trachea and larynx study: 
https://altacarya.com/archives/alta-carya-fci-archives-2012/norwich-terrier-endoscopy-research/
https://altacarya.com/home-en/endoscopy-movie-from-the-inside-of-the-dog/

It is worth to read more on this topic.


https://www.albert-heim-stiftung.ch/downloads/3-10.pdf

https://www.dkoch.ch/xp_wysiwyg_media/Publikationen

Trachealkollaps
Flexibility and elasticity of the trachea is important for a dog's
quality of life (the same like healthy joints and heart).
A healthy trachea of circle profile gives the to dog a possibility
of free breathing - without coughing, choking and respiratory arrest.
A trachea which is sick, flabby or collapsing causes at least a permanent
discomfort in breathing.
In extreme cases it may even cause the death of your pet.

Our young Norwich Terriers -
EIFFEL and TEDDY -
first dogs of this breed in Poland
have been tested in the direction
of finding the collapsing trachea.
We have great results!

This is a very important study to assess the health status of the upper respiratory tract of the dog.



Trachealkollaps Grade  Here we present drawings showing the successive stages of collapsing trachea.

The below link will redirect to the article written by vets from Austria
https://www.vetmeduni.ac.at/
You can learn there some descriptions and photos.
Trachealkollaps Degree








There is also introduced a clear indication (as in studies of the hip joints and kneecaps).
With these indications, you can easily describe the test result.
Read all: https://www.albert-heim-stiftung.ch/downloads/3-10.pdf
The Swiss Terrier Club, after recomendation of the breeders, decided to establish the requirement of bronchoscpy research of Norwich Terriers.
Veterinary doctors - specialists have developed a model based on the research and an assessment card for tested dogs.

 

   
Trachealkollaps Test TEDDY BOY Grand Villa Rose TEDDY BOY Grand Villa Rose
norwich terrier, male, born 17/12/2009.

Endoscopy test: TRACHEA & LARYNX normal
date of test: 24/10/2011.

Quite a long soft palate,
larynx reactive, the trachea?s profile is round,
no apparent stenosis, the absence of clinical features
of collapsing trachea.

Tomasz Kalinowski, a veterinarian, a specialist surgeon
   
Trachealkollaps Test EIFFEL TABI de Pre La Croix Verte Ch.PL.Mł.Ch.PL. EIFFEL TABI du Pre de la Croix Verte
norwich terrier, female, born 05.09.2009.

Endoscopy test: TRACHEA & LARYNX normal
date of test: 24/10/2011.

Quite a long soft palate,
larynx reactive, the trachea?s profile is round,
no apparent stenosis, the absence of clinical features
of collapsing trachea.

Tomasz Kalinowski, a veterinarian, a specialist surgeon

 

Trachealkollaps Grade

Another great news from our norwich terriers.
On 12 March 2014 our Norwich Martin and Berta passed endoscopic examination of the trachea.
Research made wet. Adam Gierulski - specialist imaging diagnostics
.
Research results of our dogs fully confirmed, that their tracheas are healthy and are properly built.
Alta Carya DOBRA NASZA ( aka Berta) norwich terrier, female, D.O.B. 12.04.2008.
Eastman's Maxwell DR WATSON ( Martin ) norwich terrier, male, D.O.B. 18.12.2011.

Certyficate of trachea & larynxexamination: Alta Carya FCI DOBRA NASZA date of test: 12/03/2014
TRACHEA & LARYNX normal
The soft palate correct, falling slightly on the epiglottis.
The larynx and laryngeal cartilages symmetrical with normal motility, reactive and without inflammatory and proliferative changes.
The trachea over the entire length of the correct circular cross-section without any signs narrowing (stenosis).
Tracheal muscle formed properly.
Lack of clinical signs of collapsing trachea.
Correct tracheal mucous membrane in the cervical and thoracic portions.

Endoskopia Alta Carya FCI DOBRA NASZA
Certyficate of trachea & larynxexamination:  Eastmams Maxwell DR WATSON  date of test: 12/03/2014
TRACHEA & LARYNX normal
The soft palate correct, falling slightly on the epiglottis.
The larynx and laryngeal cartilages symmetrical with normal motility, reactive and without inflammatory and proliferative changes.
The trachea over the entire length of the correct circular cross-section without any signs narrowing (stenosis).
Tracheal muscle formed properly.
Lack of clinical signs of collapsing trachea.
Correct tracheal mucous membrane in the cervical and thoracic portions.

Endoskopia Eastmans Maxwell DR WATSON

04/02/2015. - The next, fifth, our dog after endoscopy reserch:

Endoscopy - a video of the test OF IGRASZKA on 4 February 2015.
DESCRIPTION:
Jr Ch.PL. Alta Carya FCI IGRASZKA norwich terrier, female, D.O.B. 05.04.2013.

Endoscopy: TRACHEA & LARYNX normal  date of test: 04.02.2015.

The soft palate slightly covering the epiglottis. Larynx and laryngeal cartilage symmetric
with normal motility, reactive, absence of inflammation and proliferative.

The trachea throughout the course of the normal circular cross-section,
without evidence of narrowing (stenosis). Tracheal muscle formed properly.
There are no clinical features in the study of tracheal collapse.
The mucous membrane of the trachea in both the neck portion and the chest correct.
Examination done vet. Adam Cyniak, Veterinary Clinic "ANIMAL" in Lodz. Poland


Recommended links:

/Brachycephales_Syndrom_bei_Norwich_Terriern_Rosaspina.pdf

https://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_tracheal_collapse.html

https://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/SmallAnimalTopics/TrachealCollapse/

https://www.vetmeduni.ac.at/chirurgie/dienstleistungen/informationen-fuer-tieraerzte/operationen/operationen-im-kopf-halsbereich/trachealkollaps/

https://www.veterinaryirelandjournal.com/Links/PDFs/CE-Small/CESA_May_2009.pdf

https://www.hundemagazin.ch/pdf/shm_2_05_beschwerdefrei.pdf