Video-Endoscopy & Gastroscopy

We offer diagnostic video-endoscopy to help get you the diagnosis you need .  Video-Endoscopy is minimally invasive and gives us the ability to image difficult to reach internal organs such as gastric, urogenital & upper respiratory systems.

Minimally Invasive & Definitively Diagnostic

Meddleton Equine is fully equipped to perform diagnostic Video-Endoscopy to diagnose disorders of the gastrointestinal, respiratory and urogenital systems. Is a painful gut causing your horse's problems? Gastric Ulcers can make your horse miserable. Upper airway abnormalities are a common cause of poor performance. Treatment can be expensive. You need to know for sure what is causing your horse's distress, so you can get him the treatment he needs.

Video-Endoscopy Offers

  • 3 meter Videoendoscope offers a view of the stomach and esophageal lining
  • 1 meter Videoendoscope is used to visualize the respiratory, lower urinary, and uterine tracts
  • Minimally invasive procedures that allow clear visual access to internal structures of the horse

Conditions That Can Be Diagnosed or Evaluated

  • Numerous Performance Limiting Conditions
  • Nasal Discharge
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Coughing
  • Pneumonia
  • Guttural Pouch Disease
  • Sinus Infection
  • Upper Airway Obstructions
  • Roarer
  • Soft Palate Displacement
  • Gastric Ulcers


  • The only test to definitively diagnose gastric ulcers
  • Indicated for horses with recurrent clinical signs consistent with gastric ulcer disease
  • Minimally invasive       
    • Outpatient procedure
    • Performed with sedation in the standing horse
    • Only preparation is a fast of 12 hours (may require a muzzle)
  • Definitive diagnostics often prevent unnecessary treatment costs
    • A treatment course ranges from $1200-1800
    • Gastric ulcers can be ruled out for a fraction of that cost

Video-Endoscopy at Meddleton Equine Clinic

Meddleton Equine is fully equipped to perform Video-Endoscopy at our clinic.  A definitive diagnosis can save you money and and get your horse on an effective treatment plan.  This minimally invasive technology can be a crucial step towards getting your horse performing at his best.

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