The doctors at Miss-Lou Veterinary Hospital use endoscopic technology to examine and diagnose various conditions of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract. Endoscopy involves using a small camera on the end of a tube, called an endoscope, to take images of the body as it is passed along the desired surface (i.e. esophagus, airway). Upper and lower airway endoscopy procedures involve examining the airways (trachea) and pharyngeal regions, including the guttural pouches. Gastroscopy involves passing the endoscope down the esophagus to the stomach.
Some conditions that can be identified with endoscopy are:
- • Respiratory Disease (pneumonia, bronchitis, airway obstruction)
- • Guttural Pouch Infection
- • Gastric Ulcers