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    Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate ~ DDSP w/videos*updated

    *Updated pic ~ Post 10 * Videos Post 11*
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    Well the title pretty much says it all! I've narrowed what's going on with Scotty down to DDSP. I took a short video of him being lunged and immediately after lunging yesterday. You have to turn up the volume to hear it (obviously!). In the after lunging video, he didn't do his snorts near as loudly as he normally does. He did one good one, but I didn't get it on video. He normally does 3-4 really loud snorts, then the little ones like he is doing in this video.

    Ignore the quality of the video. I was lunging and recording at the same time. I also had it in my head that I needed to zoom in to get it to pick up the sound better . I knew I should have been blonde!

    Here they are on youtube. (I know these are working.)
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcjDqij_bmI"]YouTube - Scotty ~ DDSP (turn up the volume)[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqx6b_7EUgs"]YouTube - Scotty2 ~ DDSP (turn up the volume)[/ame]

    And here are the same ones on putfile. (Not so sure if these are working yet or not. But they quality is always much better than youtube.)
    Putfile - Scotty DDSP turn up the volume
    Putfile - Scotty2 DDSP turn up the volume

    Also if somone would let me know if the putfile ones are working or not, that'd be great!
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    Is he kept stabled? There is some discussion about inflammation of the upper airway caused by airborn irritants in stables being associated with DDSP and that pasture turnout helps.
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    He's in pasture 24/7. As far as I know, he's been in a pasture/turnout situation for at least the past 2 years. Not certain about before that, but probably in a stable.

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    Does he ever have any discharge from his nostrils? I just wondered if DDSP is ever accompanied by that.
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    They do 'trickle'. But not any worse (and actually not as bad) as other horses (including my other two).

    I have noticed (and I think this is interesting) that at times his 'trickle' is almost foamy looking. It's white and if you touch it, it just feels as if it's foamy (filled with air). There's not really enough of it to be able to tell though. I noticed that before I ever noticed the sound. The foamyness usually (or maybe always) happens after excercise.

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    Anyone else have any thoughts?

    Anyone that's seen this in person? Does it sound the same?

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    I'm going to go work him today (if the rain holds off). I'll try to get a pic of the foamy snotties.

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    Do you ride with a bit? I think this is one of the problems that can be brought about from bits. You will probably find more about that at The Bitless Bridle by Dr. Robert Cook, FRCVS, Ph.D. in the articles section.

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    Yes I do, but as you can see in the videos, he does this without a bit. A bit can actually also help this problem in some cases by holding the tongue down. I do think the bitless bridle is a great product. I also think that a lot of people will say anything that might possibly be true in order to sell a product.

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    Here's a picture of the 'foamy' snot. There's not much of it as I hadn't worked him very hard. There's never a whole lot though. You can also see that there's some clear snot there too. I'm not sure if both are coming out at the same time? Or if the clear snot's there, and then it changes to foamy? But anyway, the white stuff is the foam.

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