Endoscopy and Respiratory Disease in Horses

Endoscopy and Respiratory Disease in Horses

This diagnostic tool can provide a wealth of information about the structure and function of the respiratory tract.

By Kate L. Hepworth-Warren, DVM, DACVIM
dvm360: December 2020, Volume 51, Issue 12

Unlike in small animal practice, endoscopy is commonly used in equine practice. Although endoscopy as a diagnostic tool is often thought of for upper airway dysfunction (eg, laryngeal paralysis, dorsal displacement of the soft palate) only, it can be a useful adjunct in a number of other respiratory conditions of both the upper and lower respiratory tracts.

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