Gastroscopy / Endoscopy
Our clinic is able to perform gastroscopy, using a 3.2 meter long endoscope that is passed into the stomach to evaluate the different regions for conditions including gastric ulceration and gastric impactions. Diagnosing the type and severity of ulceration is helpful in determining the most effective treatment protocol for your horse.
Video endoscopy can additionally be used for evaluating the upper airway in horses horses dealing with respiratory conditions. This technique allows us to visualize the nasal passages, guttural pouches, and throat region for evidence of disease. The bladder or uterus may also be scoped, as in cases with bladder stones.
If deemed necessary, transendsocopic laser surgery can be performed as a minimally invasive method for upper respiratory surgery.