Gastroscopy is used to assess the horse’s stomach and to diagnose potential issues such as ulcers.
Clyde Veterinary Group Equine Hospital offers an in-house and mobile gastroscopy service to first opinion and referral clients.
Gastroscopy is a procedure performed under standing sedation. The equipment is linked to a video monitor which means you will be able to watch images on the screen in front of you. Gastroscopy involves passing a 3 metre long, flexible endoscope down the horse’s oesophagus into the stomach via the nostril. In some horses, the first part of the small intestine (the duodenum) can also be visualised. The most common reason for performing gastroscopy in horses is a suspicion of gastric ulceration. Mobile gastroscopy can be arranged for 4 or more horses on one yard.
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