Endoscopic assessment of the larynx, trachea and bronchi:
For coughs, atypical respiratory sounds, shortness of breath of unknown cause, and of suspicion of a foreign object in the respiratory tract.
During a bronchoscopy a bronchoalveaolar lavage (BAL) is always performed to collect material for bacteriological and cytological examination. The examination of the samples is carried out in an external laboratory accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. For you this means that the procedures used in these examinations are reliable and verifiable at any time.
Endoscopic examination of the nasal cavity is carried out when nasal discharge, noises during breathing, nosebleeds or persistent sneezing are present.
With this chronic inflammation, foreign bodies, tumours or fungal infections in the nasal cavity and nasopharynx can be diagnosed.
Gastroduodenoscopy or colonoscopy (endoscopic examinations of the gastrointestinal tract) are used when foreign objects are suspected or when chronic vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, recurrent abdominal pain or a long lasting loss of appetite occurs.
The animals have to fast before the procedure. In a gastroduodenoscopy (examination of the stomach and small intestine) the patient have to fast for at least 24 hours, for a colonoscopy (examination of the rectum) fasting should occur for 36 hours. The procedure is otherwise not possible. In endoscopies of the gastrointestinal tract, numerous tissue samples are taken from different locations. The analysis of these samples is carried out in an external laboratory accredited according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025.
A cystoscopy (endoscopy of the bladder) is carried out when there is suspicion of tumours or inflammation after an ultrasound, and also in the diagnosis of ectopic ureter (where the tubes that usually connect the kidneys to the bladder incorrectly terminate).