Ventriculocordectomy for horse that roars...
I have a hunter horse that had a very slight roar when I bought him two years ago but now the noise has progressed enough that I am going to need to have it fixed.
I do not want to do the tie-back procedure because of the risk of post surgery complications (aspiration, choke, etc.)
I am exploring having a ventriculocordectomy done where the vocal cord and ventricular fold are lasered out. It seems like a very straight forward and low risk procedure.
I wanted to see if anyone on this board had a horse that had undergone this procedure. If so, I am interested in whether or not it completely eliminated the noise and whether there were any negative side effects from the surgery. I would also like to find out how long the horse had to be out of work.