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:
- Making a noise
- Poor performance
- Stopping during exercise
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)