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Assessment of capsule endoscopy technology as an imaging tool for the equine small intestine

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dc.contributor.advisor Thomason, Jeff
dc.contributor.author Gibbard, Diane
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-10T16:58:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-01T05:00:15Z
dc.date.copyright 2015-08
dc.date.created 2015-08-19
dc.date.issued 2015-09-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9219
dc.description.abstract Capsule endoscopy (CE), in which an encapsulated camera is ingested, is used in human medicine to image the small intestine (SI) to aid in the diagnosis of intestinal disorders by detecting lesions, inflammation, bleeding, and tumors. The broad objective of this study was to assess the value of using the MiroCam capsule endoscope in horses. Duration of recording and image quality were assessed in two healthy Standardbred horses that each underwent four CE examinations. Good quality video segments were obtained, demonstrating SI features including distinct villi, mucosal lesions and luminal parasites. However, image transmission was intermittent and of short duration (0.5 to 82.41 minutes) and images were frequently obstructed by residual feed particles. This pilot study demonstrates the potential utility of CE to aid in diagnosis of SI conditions, however further research into signal transmission and equine fasting protocols is required before CE can be effectively used in equine medicine. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Equine Guelph, OVC Dean's Fellow Scholarship, Mr.Claude Margue en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject wireless capsule endoscopy en_US
dc.subject small intestine en_US
dc.subject equine en_US
dc.subject digestive tract en_US
dc.subject imaging en_US
dc.title Assessment of capsule endoscopy technology as an imaging tool for the equine small intestine en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Biomedical Sciences en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Biomedical Sciences en_US
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