The practice has two fibres optic endoscopes which can be used to examine the upper respiratory tract. Endoscopy is particularly useful in the diagnosis of ‘wind conditions’ such as idiopathic laryngeal hemiplegia. It can also be used to obtain samples from the trachea which help in the diagnosis of chronic coughs (called tracheal washes) or to investigate problems within the gutteral pouches. Endoscopy can be performed at your own stables as long as there is a good electricity supply.

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