Endoscopy, Tracheal Washes and Bronchoalveolar Lavage
- Midwest Vet Centre owns a 2m endoscope which enables our vets to visualise internal structures of the upper respiratory system, upper gastrointestinal tract, lower urinary tract and internal uterus.
- Endoscopy of the upper airway allows us to visualise important structures in the nasal cavities and throat, including the sinus openings, guttural pouches, largynx, trachea and soft palate. Our vets can identify any abnormalities of these structures including signs of infection or inflammation.
- Tracheal washes and Bronchoalveolar lavages can be performed easily in our portable crush. These tests are able to determine the cause of respiratory infections or inflammation including Equine Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.