Upper Airway Video Endoscopy
At Countryside, our advanced endoscope gives our veterinarians a real time view into the horse’s upper respiratory tract. Upper airway video endoscopy is used to evaluate and target problems with the pharynx, larynx, guttural pouches and trachea.
Have You Noticed?
- Change in performance or energy level
- Loud / heavy breathing (especially during exercise)
- Nasal discharge (mucus, pus, blood, food etc.)
- Coughing / wheezing
- Facial swelling
All of the above clinical signs are indications that upper airway endoscopy is needed. The endoscope may also be used in conjunction with radiography, ultrasound examination, biopsy or cytology (via the endoscope) to confirm a diagnosis.