Dynamic respiratory endoscopy without a treadmill: Initial experiences

P.J. Pollock, R.J.M. Reardon

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There are potential advantages to imaging the upper portion of the respiratory tract (URT) of horses during ridden exercise within their normal environment. With the advent of a wireless endoscope, this is now possible. The following article describes initial experiences using the dynamic respiratory endoscope (DRS) on horses presented for the investigation of poor performance or abnormal respiratory noise and suggests that this technique can be used to diagnose common causes of URT associated with poor performance in horses during normal training. This has substantial implications for future clinical diagnosis, treatment of URT pathology and equine welfare.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-370
Number of pages4
JournalEquine Veterinary Education
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2009


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