Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Respiratory: endoscopy

Contributor(s): Christopher Brown, Patrick Colahan, Graham Munroe, Lee Pritchard

Objective

  • To evaluate size, shape and function of respiratory structures.
  • To characterize and determine source(s) of any abnormal fluids, eg blood, exudate.
  • To differentiate variations of normal from pathologic conditions.
  • To determine the relationship between exercise intolerance and noise production.
  • To place the findings of endoscopy in the context of clinical history and examination   Respiratory: physical examination  including other diagnostic aids such as radiography   Thorax: radiography    Respiratory: radiography - upper respiratory tract  , auscultation   Thorax: auscultation  and clinicopathologic data.
Print off the Owner factsheet on Diagnostic imaging to give to your clients.

Endoscopes

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Choice of endoscope

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Care and maintenance

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Patient restraint

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Examination

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Priest D T et al (2012) Dynamic respiratory endoscopy of Standardbred racehorses during qualifying races. Equine Vet J 44 (5), 529-534 PubMed.
  • Davidson E J & Parente E J (2011) Exercising videoendoscopic evaluation of 7 horses with abnormal respiratory noise and poor performance following partial arytenoidectomy. Equine Vet Educ 23 (12), 626-629 VetMedResource.
  • Pollock P J & Reardon R J M (2009) Dynamic respiratory endoscopy without a treadmill: initial experiences. Equine Vet Educ 21 (7), 367-370 VetMedResource.
  • Desmaizieres L M et al (2009) Dynamic respiratory endoscopy without treadmill in 68 performance Standardbred, Thoroughbred and saddle horses under natural training conditions. Equine Vet J 41 (4), 347-352 PubMed.
  • Lindegaard C, Husted L, Ullum H & Fjeldborg J (2007) Sedation with detomidine and acepromazine influences the endoscopic evaluation of laryngeal function in horses. Equine Vet J 39 (6), 553-556 PubMed.
  • Barakzai S (2003) Examination of the equine trachea and bronchi. UK Vet 8 (7), 5-9.
  • Barakzai S (2003) Examination of the equine larynx. UK Vet 8 (5), 8-11.
  • Millar B (1998) Care and disinfection of endoscopes. Equine Vet Educ 10 (5), 278-180 VetMedResource.
  • Savage C J (1997) Evaluation of the equine respiratory system using physical examination and endoscope. Vet Clin north Am Equine Pract 13 (3), 443-462 PubMed.
  • Hobo S, Matsuda Y & Yoshida K (1995) Prevalence of upper respiratory tract disorders detected with a flexible videoendoscope in thoroughbred racehorses. J Vet Med Sci 57 (3), 409-413 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Barakzai S (2007) Handbook of Equine Respiratory Endoscopy. Elsevier.


ADDED