Endoscopy allows the direct visualization of the upper airways and trachea or the stomach. It is useful for the investigation of abnormal respiratory noises, poor performance of a respiratory or gastrointestinal origin, unexplained weight loss, intermittent bouts of colic and other respiratory diseases.

Airway disease, mechanical obstruction from anatomical abnormalities, and lung disease such as equine asthma, infection and exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage are a major cause of poor performance in racehorses and upper level event horses. Timely diagnosis and treatment can help prevent these problems from becoming chronic. 

Both airway endoscopy and gastroscopy can be accomplished at the stable with portable equipment or at the clinic. Gastroscopy usually requires a fast prior to the procedure so the entire stomach and pylorus can be adequately visualized.

For more information or to schedule an exam contact Dr. MacNamara directly at 845 986 2669 or by text at 914 443 7086