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WHat is abnormal respiratory noise termed?

Stridor

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What is bronchoconstriction a component of?

cough reflex, but slower onset and longer lasting

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What does coughing clear material from?

larger airways

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What is the neural basis of coughing?

- irritant receptors in trcheobronchial tree
- afferent input carried in vagus
- central cough centre in brain stem
- efferent motor: vagus, phrenic, intercostal, lumbar, trigem, facial hyoglossal and acessory nerves

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Stimuli for ocughing?

- bronchoconstriction
- mucous
- inhaled particles
- cold or hot air
- intramural/extramural pressure
- epithelial sloughing
- ^ epithelial permeability

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How can character of cough indicate type of problem?

> upper airway: IgA mediated response: harsh, loud, non-productive
> lower airway: IgG: soft, muted, productive (swallow after coughing)
- painful conditions more muted as they dont want to cough

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Where does the sneezing reflex originate?

URT - mucous membranes of nasal cavity
- easily induced by chemical or mechanical stimuli
- can be 2* to more distal sources

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What reflex is most common in respiratory disease?

bronchoconstriction

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Where are drug targets for cough reflex?

- anticholinergics
- adrenaline agonists
> no drugs act on NANC system

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which species are opioid drugs used more commonly in for coughing?

Smallies, not so much horses

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What is hyperpnoea?

- ^ rate and depth of breathing

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Normal respiratory rate of horse, cow, sheep, pigs, goats, foals, calves, puppies, kittens, rabbit kittens?

> horse: 8-15
> cow,sheep, pigs:10-30
> goats: 25-35
> foals and calves: 20-40
> puppies: 10-30
> kittens: 24-42
> rabbit kits: 30-60

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What are the physiological and pathological cuases of tachy and hyperpnoea?

> physiological
- pain, exertion, heat, anxiety (anything that stimulated SNS)
> pahtological
- ^ CO2
- low pH
- low O2
- compoensating metabolic acidoisis
- excessive environmental heat
- damaged or diseased CNS (resp centres)
- pain or resitrcition of breathing structures

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Signs of dyspnoea?

- laboured b reathing
- abnormala rate/rhythm/character
- nostril flaring
- exaggerated intercoastal/abdominal effort
- abducted elbows
- stridor
- anxious expression
- inactivity
-extended head and neck
- mouth breathing (except horses obligate nasal breathers)

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2 causes of inspiratory distress?

> extrathoracic non-fixed airway obstruction eg. URT obstruction: laryngeal hemiplegia, soft palate disorders
> restrictive diseases (limit lung expansion) eg. pleural effusion, chest wall wont expand despite ^ effort

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causes of expiratory distress

intrathoracic airway obstruction eg. bronchoconstriction associated with RAO in horses, Farmer's disease in cattle, tracheal collapse in dogs and horses

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clinical sign of chronic expiratory distress?

heave line (hypertrophy of abdo muscles)

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What is inspiraotry and expiratory distress combined due to?

Extra-thoracic fixed obstruction eg. intraluminal mass, foreign body

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How can nasal discharge be characterised?

- Serous, mucoid, sanginous (haemmorhagic), purulent
- uni/bilateral
- scant/profuse
- continuous/intermittent
- disa hrging ingested food/milk ? GI disease

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Where does unilateral discharge tend to originate?

- structures rostral to caudal end of nasal septum
- low volume discharges from lower in resp tract can be unilateral

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Where does bilateral disacharge oriniginate?

caudal structures or bilaterally affected rostral structures

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What may foul smelling discharge indicate?

- anaerobic infections, necrotising conditions, pathology connected to oral cavity eg. tooth root infection in horses

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What may presence of food/water indicate? ?

Dysphagia (GIT)
Communication between oral and nasal cavities eg. oronasal fistule, cleft palate

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Define epistaxis

Presence of frank blood at external nares

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Define haemoptysis

presence of blood in sputum (coughed up)

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What can epistaxis or haemoptysis be caused by?

- trauma
- coagulopathy
- vascullitis
- erosive or invasive conditions (fungal or neoplasm)
excercise associaed (EIPH)

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Causes of cyanosis? Which systems do these reflect problems in?

- pulmonary: hypoxaemia eg. V/Q mismatch, alveolar hypoventilation, shunting, diffusion important
- cardiac: R_L shunting
- acquired: usually reducing agent eg. acetaminophen (paracetamol), nitrates, red maple leaf -> methaemoglobin

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Where does stridor usually orginiate?

URT

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How is repiration linked to stride in horses?

- expire when leading forelimb contacts ground at GALLOP only

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Potential causes of stridor?

- fixed or dynamic obstruction eg. laryngeal paralysis, brachycephalic breeds, stenotic/paralysed nares, nasal masses, soft palate elongation

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What level of oxygenation is cyanosis seen at? hat is a normal level of oxygenation?

<50mmHg (normal 100mmHg)

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When may cyanosis be seen at higher than 50mmHg O2?

- polycythaemia patients (ecessive Hbg -> cyanosis at higher PaO2 concentrations)
- peripheral cyanosis due to poor peripheral perfusion eg. shock, heart failure