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What is an endoscope used for in animals?

Released on Apr. 20, 2021

Endoscope cameras can be used not only in the medical industry and industrial fields, but also in the application of endoscopes in veterinary medicine. Let’s take a look together.

Animal endoscope

What is an endoscope used for in animals?

1. Diagnosis

Direct observation of the normal and pathological conditions of the animal’s digestive tract cavity and the morphological changes of the digestive tract mucosa through the endoscope can be used to diagnose the following diseases:

Esophagus: esophagitis, esophageal bleeding, esophageal foramen hernia, esophageal leiomyoma, esophageal cancer and gastric cardia cancer, etc.

Stomach: gastritis, gastric ulcer, gastric bleeding, gastric tumor, gastric cancer, etc.

Intestine: ulcerative colitis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, etc.

Animal endoscopes can not only show whether there are foreign bodies in the stomach, it can also be used to reveal whether there are suspicious or abnormal areas in the stomach, intestines, colon or respiratory tract. It can also be used to treat: vomiting, salivation, dysphagia, nausea, Symptoms such as vomiting, weight loss, anorexia, diarrhea, fecal mucus, and tenesmus.

When animals have cough, bronchitis, lung hyperplasia, tracheal failure, and abnormal respiratory symptoms, fiber and rigid bronchoscopy and bronchoscopy can be used for inspection.

The incidence of external ear diseases in dogs is very high. Taking advantage of the accessibility of the external ear, the endoscopic camera connected to the veterinary otoscope can be easily checked;

Rhinoscope can diagnose various diseases of dogs and cats: such as runny nose, nosebleeds, chronic sneezing, suspected foreign body and obvious pathological changes visible by X-ray, etc.;

The veterinary laparoscope is used to check and diagnose the acute relapse of the abdomen and the obvious lesions on the X-ray film;

Urethral cystoscopy is suitable for most small animals. Such as chronic cystitis, abnormal urination, trauma or pyuria, etc.;

2. Treatment

Take foreign body: Through the endoscope, use various styles of forceps to clamp the foreign body. The foreign body that enters the stomach can be taken out, avoiding the trauma of the operation.

Endoscope camera connected to arthroscopy can perform inspection and surgery on large animals (chronic arthritis, joint pain, joint swelling, unilateral posterior elbow muscle protrusion or broken coracoid, etc.);

Veterinary laparoscopic surgery is often used for oophorectomy, gastric fixation, and hernia repair operations.

For senile nutritional and metabolic diseases who cannot eat, endoscope-guided installation of percutaneous gastric fistula can be used. The operation is simple and can be used for life.

For moderate to severe tracheal collapse, endoscopic guidance can be used to install tracheal stents. Relieve animal breathing difficulties and cause suffocation death.