Equine and Exotic Sinoscopy

The Rule of 2s

If a horse reads the anatomy book...

the roots of his/her 1st two upper cheek teeth should reside in the Maxillary Bone,

the roots of his/her 2nd two upper cheek teeth in the Rostral Sinus Compartment,

and the roots of his/her 3rd two upper cheek teeth in the Caudal Sinus Compartment!

They don't all read the Book!

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.  Sinoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure performed on a sedated horse that is primarily used to visually evaluate a horse's sinuses.  Rigid and/or flexible endoscopes are passed through small holes cut into the facial bones or sometimes through the nose to access the sinus compartments.   

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Bella CMS Gunsmoke CMS Mucopurulent

Looking down into Caudal Sinus Compartment. (Frontal Portal)     Mucopurulent fluid in Caudal Sinus Compartment (Frontal Portal)

Bella Pus/Grass Squestrum

Pus & Grass in Rostral Sinus Compartment (Frontal Portal)          Bone Sequestrum of facial bone viewed from sinus. (via rhinoscopy)

RMS

Bacterial Plaque viewed from Rostral Sinus Compartment (RMS Portal)

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Monday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

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