The practice has recently upgraded their dynamic respiratory scope to allow for better quality recordings to be made and more upper airway problems to be diagnosed.
Upper airway problems are a common complaint in the racehorse. Abnormal noises are often associated with a problem in the upper airway. Upper respiratory noises are often the cause of poor performance. The dynamic respiratory scope or “over the ground scope” allows the horse’s airway to be visualised while the horse is worked. By observing the horse’s airway at exercise, a true appreciation of the function of the larynx under “race conditions” can be gained. This allows us to diagnose problems which cannot be seen on a resting scope.
Please feel free to call one of our vets to discuss whether the scope could benefit your racehorse.