Dorsal Displacement Of the Soft Palate
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Dorsal Displacement Of The Soft Palate (DDSP)
DDSP concerns the soft palate which becomes loose from the epiglottis subsequently blocking the airways during exercise. The soft palate usually returns to normal after the horse has rested.

Horses At Risk
DDSP is often seen in racehorses

There is no set operation for this dysfunction and usually trying different types of tack can help in minimizing jaw and tongue movement.

Equipment that can be of benefit includes: