02-13-2013, 01:39 PM
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"whistling" noise while galloping
I have a 5 yo TB racehorse who broke his maiden MSW going 1 1/16 miles on the turf. He recently began to "whistle" when galloping...we did a video scope on him while breezing 5/8....His larynx started out fine, but became fatigued and began to open slower and not as wide on his left side....the LSU vets gave a recommendation for a tie-back...I understand that the down-time for this is app 6 weeks.......I would like info on alternatives and also suggestions to achieve the best possible result...I am considering running him until April, and doing the surgery then, if it is necessary..he now gallops in a Serena's Song bit with figure eight (properly positioned, LOL) and we used Flair strips for his work..he whistles lightly, not loudly...Thanks for any opinions!!!