Surrey Hills Equine uses the latest videoendoscopy technology.

Portable videoendoscopy has replaced old fibreoptic endoscopes, and allows both vets and clients to visualise and record images or video footage in real time on a screen.

We offer different types of videoendoscopy services.

Upper Airway Endoscopy

Upper Airway Endoscopy is employed to assess horses’ respiratory tracts from the nasal cavities to the larynx, pharynx, guttural pouches, trachea and deeper airways in the lungs.

Our portable digital videoendoscopes help diagnosing the causes of respiratory noises arising from partial airway obstruction and which in turn lead to athletic poor performance in thoroughbred racehorses as well as eventers, show jumpers and dressage horses.

Videoendoscopy can be used to investigate conditions such as ‘Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropathy’ (RLN) which causes roaring or whistling respiratory noises due a nerve damage which triggers a laryngeal paralysis called ‘Laryngeal Hemiplegia’, ‘Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate’ (DDSP) which causes wind noises due to a shift of the soft palate over the epiglottis cartilage of the larynx, and ‘Epiglottis Entrapment’ in the aryepiglottic folds.

Once diagnosed, these conditions may be treated medically and surgically, and we can explain and arrange the path to treatment and recovery for your horse.

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Guttural Pouch Endoscopy


Guttural pouches are cavities situated at the side of the throat and beneath each ear, which may be site of bacterial or fungal infections.

For all cases of positive Strangles blood testing, our vets carry the latest wireless state-of-the-art video endoscopy technology that allows to perform guttural pouch washes effortlessly and swiftly, so your horse will not feel a thing!

Please visit our Blog to read more about Guttural Pouch Disease.

Dental Oral Endoscopy (Oroscopy)

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An Oroscope is a portable rigid video endoscope used to visualise the oral cavity in high-definition.

Our wireless oroscopy setup allows detailed inspection of dental and gingival surfaces and visualise each individual tooth on a screen. Our vets use oroscopy for both preventive and advanced dentistry.’

Please visit our Dentistry page to read more about Oroscopy or follow this link

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Overground Dynamic Endoscopy (OGE)

Overground Dynamic Endoscopy is an advanced diagnostic tool used to assess conditions that may be seen only during exercise or high-speed gallop. In the old days, such conditions were investigated by placing an endoscope in a horse’s upper airways while this was exercised on a treadmill.

Nowadays, Dynamic Endoscopy allows to assess a horse in its home environment and training routine and importantly, particularly for dressage and show jumping horses, with its normal head carriage position, and without the need for transport to a referral facility. OGE consists in a sophisticated flexible endoscope which is passed through the horse’s nostrils and placed to observe the throat while secured to the bridle.

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The camera is connected to a processor allocated in a special numnah or in the rider’s pocket, which records a high-definition video of the throat during the exercise phase.

Exercise can be a routine ridden test on the gallops, or in the menage or show jumping arena, or even on the lunge. OGE can be used for horses of any breed, age and size and is helpful in those cases where an Upper Airway Endoscopy at rest may not be conclusive and when a rider may feel that the horse’s breathing pattern changes in specific circumstances.

So happy with the treatment provided by Corrado and his team, just great to know they provide the care they do

Mr A Mann, Leatherhead
I was so very worried that my beautiful boy needed surgery but after several visits, Corrado was able to bring him back to full health
Ms Ladee, Oxshott
We needed someone experienced to take of our thoroughbred and ensure our riding facilities were up to the standard we needed.  The team at Surrey Hills Equine were superb every step of the way
Patrick L, Sanderstead

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