The Importance of Video Endoscopy
At VetweRx Equineis equipped with portable 1 meter and 3 meter video endoscopy.
One-meter endoscopes allow us to visualize the upper respiratory tract, guttural pouches, bladder, and uterus. Standing endoscopy is a valuable first step at diagnosing upper respiratory conditions of the larynx, pharynx, sinuses, and guttural pouches.
Three-meter endoscopes allow us to dive into the equine esophagus and stomach. By visualizing the different portions of the stomach we can diagnose gastric ulcers and other conditions.
Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (aka EGUS) is a common problem among performance horses that often goes untreated. According to recent studies surveying hundreds of horses across the country, conservatively as many as 60% of horses have gastric ulcers. This estimate gets significantly higher if you look at the population of athletic horses only.
When it comes to your horse's health, a definitive diagnosis obtained via endoscopy can save you money and get your horse on an effective treatment plan. This minimally invasive technology can be a crucial step towards getting your horse healthy and performing at his/her best.