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KRUUSE Equine Equipment Helpfull hints (Courtesy of University of Copenhagen Large Animal Clinic, Denmark) Daily flushing of the guttural pouch. Procedure: 1) A Foley catheter (16fr 55cm, Cat. No 340807) is introduced into the nostril and advanced using the stylet (2x635 mm, Cat. No 340808). Prepare the stylet with silicone spray. The stylet has to be bent 6 cm from the end in a 30° angle. This will help to introduce the catheter into the guttural pouch. 2) The catheter is introduced via the nasal cavity. 3) An endoscope is placed in the opposite nasal cavity. 4) While looking through the endoscope, the catheter is introduced into the opening of the guttural pouch. The auditory tube is a funnel-shaped canal that is widest at the naso-pharyngeal opening and narrow caudally. The direction of the canal is dorsally. 5) The catheter is advanced as much as possible in a dorsal direction. The stylet is withdrawn and the ballon of the catheter is filled with saline (10 ml). 6) The other end of the catheter is fixed with a suture placed around the catheter, lateral in the external nostril. 340808 340807 Procedure: After sedation/fixation of the foal, preparation of the area and deposition of a local anesthetic solution, a small stab incision is made in the skin. The trochar (Intraflon I.V. Cannulae 12G Cat. no 121807) is inserted between two tracheal rings and directed down the trachea. The needle is removed, the dog catheter (BUSTER Dog catheters 2.0 x 500 mm 6 FG Cat. no 273410) is advanced and the trachea is washed with approximately 30 ml saline. | 14 - 95 Percutaneous transtracheal wash in a foal. 121807 Respiratory 273410