Endoscopy / Gastroscopy

Endoscopic Examination

NPEC is equipped with a digital fiberoptic endoscope with a large-screen monitor which is used to visualize internal structures, namely the nasal cavity, sinuses, pharynx, guttural pouch, larynx, trachea, bronchi, esophagus, stomach (gastroscopy) and genito-urinary tract. Our veterinarians are also able to take biopsies and remove small foreign bodies with our endoscope.

Examples of problems that can be diagnosed with the endoscope include:

  • Upper respiratory diseases characterized by difficult or noisy breathing, nasal discharge, bleeding from the nose, coughing, etc.
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Swelling in the throatlatch region
  • Cysts, polyps and tumors
  • Foreign bodies
  • Choke and other esophageal diseases
  • Gastric (stomach) ulcers

Endoscopic examination ("scoping") is done in the standing animal in our clinic's safe, padded treatment stocks under light sedation/ analgesia for the patient's comfort.


Northeast Pennsylvania Equine Clinic, LLC.

4326 State Route 1001, Thompson, PA 18465
Office: 570.727.2868 Fax: 570.727.2935
Office Hours: M-Th 7:30am-4:30pm, F 8am-4:30pm, Sat by appointment

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