Endoscopy allows visualisation of areas of the equine body that are difficult to access, such as the upper respiratory system (including the pharynx, larynx, guttural pouches and trachea), parts of the gastrointestinal tract (oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, rectum and small colon), the urinary tract (the urethra and bladder of males and females), and the reproductive tract (cervix, vagina and uterus) of mares. Our dental experts also use oral endoscopy to assist them in carrying out advanced dentistry procedures including dental corrections and surgery.


Endoscopy is an essential part of the evaluation of horses exhibiting poor performance, upper airway obstructions and abnormal respiratory noises, many lung diseases, gastric (stomach) ulcers and many urinary tract diseases.