Endoscopy involves inserting a small flexible tube 1-3 meters long with a camera on the end into areas of the body to visualize structures ordinarily inaccessible. Performance Equine Vets offers both portable fiberoptic endoscopy at the farm as well as video endoscopy which is done in the hospital. Video endoscopy offers several advantages including displaying the image on a monitor for view by the veterinarian as well as the owner or trainer. This allows the owner/trainer to visualize the horse’s condition and assists in providing a better understanding of the disease process involved. Video Endoscopy also offers the added ability to capture high quality digital images that can be saved for future reference.
Endoscopy can be used to evaluate the equine upper respiratory tract, including the nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, guttural pouches, trachea, lungs and the interior of the sinuses. It can also be used to investigate the esophagus, upper duodenum, cervix, uterus, urethra, bladder and stomach.
CONDITIONS WHERE ENDOSCOPY MAY BE HELPFUL
Dorsal Displaced Soft Palate
Guttural Pouch Infections
Bladder Stones or Cancer
Uterine Foreign Body
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