Atlas of Equine Endoscopy by Nathan M. Slovis DVM Dipl ACVIM

By Nathan M. Slovis DVM Dipl ACVIM

Atlas of Equine Endoscopy is a realistic reference consultant to minimally invasive equine endoscopy of assorted organ structures. simply because endoscopy is now typical by way of equine practitioners, this atlas focuses much less on simple ideas and extra on its use as a diagnostic software. assurance comprises either basic and irregular findings, with greater than 575 high-definition pictures, captured through camera. every one strategy is mentioned regularly, addressing suitable general anatomy via different types of problems reminiscent of neoplasia, irritation, and abscesses.State-of-the-art full-color electronic images.Illustrated reference of either the conventional and irregular exam findings in every one organ system.Distant and close-up perspectives of the anatomy are supplied the place acceptable; this is helping determine general anatomy and anatomical variations.The order of the images in each one physique process displays the order within which the endoscopic exam is performed.Several varied pictures of an identical affliction are supplied so the reader can relish different displays of exact disorders.Contributors are board-certified specialists from all equine veterinary specialties.Covers endoscopic apparatus, offering beneficial comparative details on tools and video gear.

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Derksen, personal communication, 2002). Nasal occlusion is used to evaluate the upper airways, when indicated, in a stable environment instead of during actual performance. Nasal Sound Recording Device An additional upper airway test is to use a nasal sound recording device (WindTest™) in conjunction with endoscopy to assess upper airway lesions not able to be observed directly. For this test a nasal recording microphone is placed into the nares, and the horse is then maximally exercised. Endoscopy is performed immediately upon arrival into the stable, and the airway noise turbulence is compared with that from lesions of the upper airways.

CHAPTER 3 Rhinoscopy NATHAN M. SLOVIS NORMAL ENDOSCOPIC ANATOMY The nasal cavity extends from the nostril to the caudal aspect, the choana, which “exits” into the nasopharynx (Figures 3-1 and 3-2). Most of the nasal septum separating the two halves is a plate of cartilage that fits into the trough of the vomer ventrally to the perpendicular plate of the ethmoid bone (arrows) caudally. A highly vascular and glandular mucous membrane covers the nasal septum (Figure 3-3). The dorsal and ventral conchae form delicate scrolls.

FIGURE 3-37. Capsular biopsy of cyst. FIGURE 3-38. Left rhinoscopy. Hemorrhage from nasomaxil- lary aperture into middle meatus (arrow) due to trauma of frontal sinus. CHAPTER 4 Pharyngoscopy and Laryngoscopy DOUG BYARS Equine endoscopy is routinely performed in the standing patient using physical or chemical restraint. Endoscopes are ideally 1 m in length and 9 mm or less in diameter for foals and 11 to 12 mm for adults. The actual length needed for an upper airway evaluation is 40 to 60 cm; however, any added length will allow for clinical evaluations of the trachea and esophagus.

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