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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 Gibbard, Diane 2015-09-10T16:58:30Z 2016-05-01T05:00:15Z 2015-08 2015-08-19 2015-09-10
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 Biomedical Sciences en_US Master of Science en_US Department of Biomedical Sciences en_US
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