Scoping can be a wonderful diagnostic tool, and it can aid in the treatment of a number of ailments. From airway pathology to gastric ulcers, this procedure can help vets head off emergencies and alleviate equine pain. So, what’s stopping so many owners from scoping?
The answer may be that so many of them still see scoping as a pricey procedure that can only take place at an emergency facility where they’d have to trailer in. For Countryside clients, those days are over. Our practice now owns two video scopes that are fully portable, so we can come straight to your facility and treat your horse in the comfort of your barn.
The technology has become fairly streamlined. Our upper airway scope is 1 1/2 meters, and our gastroscope measures a little over three meters. Bluetooth technology makes each of them nearly wireless, and clients can look at the airway or gastrointestinal tract with us on an Ipad screen.