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QUESTION: Dear Dr Anand

The Endoscope could be widely
used Medical Device for Performing
Endoscophy on Pets viz dog, cat, Horse, Fish, Bird etc?.


ANSWER: Yes this is widely used in veterinary practice.

Types of endoscopy include:

Flexible endoscopy:

Bronchoscopy: an exam of the lower airways.
Colonoscopy:an exam of the transverse colon, ascending colon, cecum, large bowel, and rectum.
Endoscopy: an exam of the esophagus, stomach, and upper intestines.

Rigid endoscopy:

Arthroscopy: an exam of soft tissue structures and joint cartilage, which is not visible on radiographs. Decreased damage to the joint and shortened recovery times are two advantages of arthroscopy over arthrotomy (surgical exam of the joint). Disadvantages include its limitation during diagnostic and corrective surgical procedures in small patients.
Cystoscopy: an examination of the vagina, urethral opening, urethra, bladder, and ureteral openings.
Laparoscopy: an exam of the abdominal cavity performed through a small incision in the wall of the abdomen or through the navel. It is done in veterinary medicine to obtain hepatic (liver) and renal (kidney) biopsy samples.
Proctoscopy: an exam of the large bowel and rectum.
Rhinoscopy: an exam of the nasal cavity and nasopharynx (junction between the nasal area and the back of the throat).
Thoracoscopy: an examination of the chest cavity. This is currently not performed frequently in veterinary medicine.

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QUESTION: Dear Dr Anand

Sophisticated Endoscope Medical devices could be the need of the Hour for Verteniary surgeons?.


Sophisticated Endoscope Medical devices are at present widely used in veterinary practice, especially in equine and pet practice.

Equine Dental Scope,Optical Foreign Body Grasping Forceps,Laparoscopy, Thorascopy,Mobile Equine Laryngoscope,Canine Arthroscopy,Abomasum Repositioning Set,Equine Arthroscopy etc are some examples.And as imaging technology advances in medicine, more and more sophistication can also be expected in Veterinary practice.  

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Dr S Bindu Anand


Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Farm Management,Preventive medicine


A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health – EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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