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Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 3069419, 4 pages
Case Report

Treatment of an Esophageal Stricture in a 1-Month-Old Miniature Shetland Colt

Burg Müggenhausen Equine Clinic GmbH, Heimerzheimer Straße 18, 53919 Weilerswist, Germany

Correspondence should be addressed to P. Nijdam; moc.liamg@p.madjin

Received 9 July 2017; Revised 30 September 2017; Accepted 18 October 2017; Published 20 November 2017

Academic Editor: Lysimachos G. Papazoglou

Copyright © 2017 P. Nijdam et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 1-month-old Miniature Shetland colt was presented to the Burg Müggenhausen Equine Clinic. Primary complaints were regurgitation of milk, bilateral white nasal discharge, and weakness. Physical examination, endoscopy of the esophagus, and contrast radiography led to the diagnosis of an esophageal stricture and aspiration pneumonia. Surgical treatment by means of an esophagomyotomy was performed. The foal improved only temporarily and multiple sessions of endoscopic balloon dilation of the esophagus were performed afterwards. 12 months after the final treatment the foal was healthy and had no complaints regarding esophageal function.