Endoscopy is used to help visualise internal areas of the horse that we would otherwise be unable to see.
At BEH we have the ability to perform endoscopy of the upper respiratory tract, stomach (gastroscopy), urinary tract and reproductive tract.
‘Scoping’ the upper respiratory tract can help us diagnose common conditions such as left laryngeal hemiplegia (roarers), pharyngitis, epiglottic entrapment, exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage etc. We can also examine the guttural pouches for the presence of mycosis, empyema, chondroids and temporohyoid osteopathy.
Gastroscopy is the only way to visualise the internal surface of your horse’s stomach and to definitively diagnose whether there are gastric ulcers.