Equine and Exotic Rhinoscopy
Veterinary Dentistry includes the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, & treatment of oral disease that extends into regional tissues; therefore, veterinary dentistry specialists are specifically trained to treat orofacial and sinonasal disease. Rhinoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure performed on a sedated horse that is used to visually evaluate a horse's upper airway system.
Normal NasoMaxillary Opening into Right Sinuses (thin slit) NM Hole & conchal deformation due to chronic dental sinusitis
Pus in the nose secondary to dental sinusitis. (Ventral Conchal Sinus)
Normal Ethmoid Conchae Fibrotic Ethmoid @2 years after removing ethmoid/sinus tumor
View of the nasopharynx showing openings into guttural pouches (Flaps) View inside a Guttural Pouch containing mucopurulent fluid.