This allows us to investigate epecially the throat and respiratory tract of the horse using a flexible fibre-optic endoscope where we see the view on a monitor, real-time in high definition. Essential in the investigation of upper respiratory problems, coughing, nose bleeds and so on.

We can take samples too, by biopsy or by bronchial washes, where we pass water down, then suck it back up again and can then culture bugs or look at the cells to aid diagnosis. This usually done under sedation.

We usually admit horses to our treatment centre to undergo this examination.