Equine Endoscopy

An endoscope is an apparatus which can be used to look inside some parts on the body of your  horse in order to identify abnormalities.  An endoscope transmits images from your horse , through a long thin glass fibres into a magnifying eyepiece. Video endoscopes display these images onto a screen, making it easy for veterinarians and clients to view the procedure.

One of the most common reasons to scope a horse is to investigate poor performance or abnormal respiratory noise.   Your horse will require a mild sedation, then the endoscope is passed up one of your horses nostrils and into the pharynx (Throat).  The larynx of your horse is the opening to the trachea (Windpipe) and our veterinarian will be able to assess and diagnose any abnormalities or conditions your horse may have.