horses have a tracheal wash performed via the endoscope after
exercise. The sample is submitted for cytology and management of
disease of the Lower Respiratory Tract is managed according to the
cytology. If infection is submitted and an accurate culture desired,
a trans-tracheal wash should be obtained. This allows a sterile
sample to be submitted for cytology and culture as pharyngeal
contamination is common after exercise.
the menu above to watch the videoendoscopic view of a tracheal wash.