Normal Resting & Dynamic Exercising Exam



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Tracheal Wash

All 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.

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