The Horse Clinic has a full suite of video endoscopes ranging from 1m to 3m in length. This allows the investigation of a wide range of diseases, as well as non-invasive treatment of some of these. Traditionally, endoscopes were used to look into the respiratory tract of horses, and to diagnose lung problems. They can also be used for the treatment of upper airway diseases and in standing sinus surgery.
We now boast a three metre long video endoscope, which allows us to look into the stomach and check for the presence of stomach ulcers. Other uses of these endoscopes are investigation of bladder and uterine problems. This equipment can be very useful for the insemination of mares as deep insemination of mares can only be carried out with this state of the art equipment. It increases the fertility rates of sub-fertile mares tremendously.
We have generators that can take radiographs of limbs, heads, necks, spines and chest in all horses. In addition, digital processing allows us to see the images instantly and achieve a diagnosis.
The Horse Clinic has a high-tech ultrasound scanner which provides us with an invaluable tool to make accurate diagnoses. This includes tendon and joint problems, abdominal diseases and cardiac conditions. We can even obtain images showing the flow of blood around the heart and other vessels.
In addition to our in-clinic scanner, we also have a set of ultrasound scanners predominantly used for ambulatory fertility work but which can be brought to your yard to carry out ultrasound scans outside of the clinic. Diagnosis and interpretation of equine heart and abdominal problems frequently need our our state of the art scanner at the clinic for a precise diagnosis.