Efficacy of / experience w/ tie forward?
My 13 yr old OTTB has been scoped and diagnosed with DDSP. He has some abnormalities (including a really flaccid epiglottis) and a failed tie-back.
Until today his airway has been clean, but today's scoping revealed that he's aspirating feed. :no: My vet is recommending tie-forward, but noted that both she and the surgeon she recommends have seen little success with the procedure, despite the papers and studies which indicate otherwise. The surgeon isn't a hack, he is with one of the best clinics in the area, and they do a lot od sport horse/race horse work.
I'm leaning toward doing it, thinking along the lines of "probably won't hurt, and might very well help."
For those with experience with tie-forward, I'd love to hear about outcomes.
Horse is now a low level dressage horse (and loved pet.)