Laryngeal paralysis

Project description

Laryngeal paralysis refers to inability to abduct the aretynoid cartilage during inspiration. Usually the etiology includes nerve damage to the abductor muscle. Clinical signs include upper airway obstruction and difficulty to breath. Diagnosis is confirmed by a laryngeal endoscopy.



Afghan hound.

Samples from laryngeal paralysis affected dogs from all breeds are welcome.


Which samples are needed:

  • dogs that have been diagnosed with laryngeal paralysis
  • close relatives (parents, siblings, offspring) of the affected dogs
  • healthy dogs over 6 years of age


Other information requested

  • veterinary certificates



  1. How to participate.
  2. Health surveillance questionnaire.


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