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    Relief of esophageal obstruction under general anesthesia, horse

    Relief of esophageal obstruction in a horse under general anesthesia. Note the nasotracheal tube is in the left nostril, positioned into the esophagus, and then the cuff is inflated. A nasogastric tube is then inserted into the nasotracheal tube, and the esophagus is lavaged to relieve the obstruction.

    Courtesy of Dr. Jan Hawkins, Purdue University.

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