An endoscope is a small, flexible tube that we are able to insert into your horse’s nose to help us diagnose and treat various issues. There is a camera on the end, which allows us to view inner body of your horse in ways that we never could before. We are even able to take video so that we can watch it and keep it to monitor a patient’s condition.
The most common thing we use endoscopy for is monitoring a patient’s upper respiratory tract. We can look at the nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, trachea, lungs, and much more. We also use it commonly to investigate stomach issues and can also use it to examine the uterus, urethra, bladder, cervix, and much more.
- Upper airway evaluation
- Reproductive tract
- Urinary tract
- Gastrointestinal tract