Overland endoscopy is used for the diagnosis of upper respiratory tract disorders in exercising horses. This complex equipment works by allowing us to see inside a horse's throat during ridden exercise. The horse is ridden with a small endoscope threaded up the nose, and real time images of the throat function are transmitted to a computer via blue tooth technology. Horses can be exercised in our arena or taken to gallops elsewhere, where a faster competitive exercise test can be performed. This equipment has already greatly increased our ability to diagnose the cause of respiratory noises and poor performance in equine athletes.
- The gold standard for diagnosing equine upper airway disease causing poor performance.
- Allows accurate diagnosis of conditions such as dorsal displacement of soft palate, aryepiglottic fold collapse along with many other problems, previously elusive with static endoscopic exam.
- Quickly and easily fitted to any horse at clients’ premises or gallops.
- Allows horse to exercise under normal conditions enabling analysis of high quality images.