Endoscopy is mainly used to examine the horses’ respiratory tract but can also be used to visualise the bladder or esophagus.
The endoscope contains a camera that is entered in nostrils. Starting from the nose we can move the camera and visualise the nose cavity, the ethmoid, the guttural pouches, the pharynx, the larynx and the trachea.
A dynamic endoscope is used to visualise the larynx during exercise (e.g. while riding the horse in our indoor arena). This device can be used to pinpoint respiratory abnormalities that only occur during exercise and that therefore not visible during conventional endoscopy (in rest).