For exercise-related respiratory disorders, dynamic overground videoendoscopic examination is the new gold-standard, replacing the traditional dynamic treadmill videoendoscopy and standing videoendoscopy.

The hospital has recently purchased the latest 2nd generation videomed system from kruuse.

Overground endoscopy fixes a specially designed endoscope and monitoring equipment to the horse and rider to visualise the horse’s throat during exercise. We monitor the horse in real-time on a video-monitor using blue-tooth technology.

We can arrange for overground endoscopy to be performed in the menage at the hospital or on the gallops in Malton.

A number of disorders may be investigated by overground endoscopy:

  • Choking
  • Bleeding
  • Making a noise
  • Poor performance
  • Tiring
  • Stopping during exercise
  • Roaring
  • Whistling

A number of diagnoses may be made that are often missed by resting endoscopy:

  • Early laryngeal paresis
  • Vocal cord collapse/deviation
  • Aryepiglottic fold deviation
  • Epiglottic retroversion
  • Dorsal displacement of the soft palate
  • Soft palate instability
  • Pharyngeal collapse
  • Exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage (EIPH)