Columbia Equine Hospital is equipped with a fully portable video endoscopy unit. Endoscopy allows immediate examination of multiple areas of the body, such as the upper GI tract, respiratory tract, guttural pouches, facial sinuses, bladder, uterus, and oral cavity. All exams are recorded and images obtained saved for medical records. Endoscopy can be performed on farm in appropriate settings as well as at the clinic. In addition to diagnostic imaging, endoscopy can be utilized for procedures as well, such as bronchoalveolar lavage, tracheal wash, biopsy, and medication administration/guttural pouch lavage.
To find out preparations prior to an endoscopy appointment, please call the clinic prior to your appointment, or at scheduling the appointment preparing for endoscopy will be covered.