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Take The Guesswork Out Of Respiratory Noises During Exercise

Our Videomed Overground endoscopy system is used either on site or on the local gallops for evaluation of the upper respiratory tract.

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

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 bluetooth technology. 

Speak to one of our upper airway specialists by calling 01654 695743.

Disorders which may be investigated:

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

Diagnoses often missed by resting endoscopy include:

  • 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)