Influence of obesity on the clinical improvement of tracheal and bronchial collapse in dogs: a case report

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Nathália Marques de Oliveira Lemos
Mario Santos Filho
Camila de Oliveira Ferreira Mendes
Juliana Silva do Carmo
Eveliny Oliveira Eleutério
Cristiano Chaves Pessoa da Veiga
Jonimar Pereira Paiva


Tracheal collapse is the most common progressive affection of the anterior pathways in small animals. The most common clinical symptom is a “goose honk” cough in cases of tracheal collapse and inspiratory discomfort in cases of cervical collapse. The diagnosis is based on the history, physical examination, and imaging tests, notably chest radiography and endoscopic examination. Treatment can be clinical or surgical depending on the degree of collapse. Obesity currently affects several domestic animals and predisposes them to respiratory disorders. The overlapping adipose tissue presses on the muscles of the trachea, aggravating the collapse and influencing the lung compliance and expansion. The present report describes the clinical improvement in an obese canine with tracheal and bronchial collapse after clinical management and therapeutic ration.

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Marques de Oliveira Lemos, N., Santos Filho, M., de Oliveira Ferreira Mendes, C., Silva do Carmo, J., Oliveira Eleutério, E., Chaves Pessoa da Veiga, C., & Pereira Paiva, J. (2020). Influence of obesity on the clinical improvement of tracheal and bronchial collapse in dogs: a case report. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 42(1), e107620.
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