ANATOMY OF THE LAR­YNX

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pok­ing along at 40 mph in the fast lane. Lo­cated at the throat­latch, a horse’s lar­ynx al­lows air to en­ter his wind­pipe. Car­ti­lage on ei­ther side of the lar­ynx opens when the horse in­hales and closes as he ex­hales. In la­ryn­geal hemi­ple­gia, one of the car­ti­lages can­not open, ob­struct­ing air­flow.

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