Equipment must be capable of producing a digital video image of excellent quality.

Horse must be identified appropriately, and that identification must be in digital format with character generation on the screen, and/or video of the catalog page, followed by unbroken video of the face prior to introduction of the scope into the nares (right or left) and up to the larynx. This is a single stream video with no editing. The veterinarian performing the video or the consignor will submit each upper airway video on an individual flash drive or CD. Upper airway videos should be stored in a file separate from the radiographs in the repository in case of client request for one or the other.

Standard technique must include maximal abduction of arytenoids induced by swallowing (multiple times) and nasal occlusion. The duration of the video must be sufficient to identify all laryngeal and pharyngeal structures as well as observing their maximal function within the context of a resting exam.

The interval between the pre-sale videoendoscopic exam and the selling session will not exceed (10) days.

Approved by AAEP board of directors in 2016.

Resource Type

  • Position Statements


  • Imaging
  • Purchasing a Horse

Publish Date

January 1, 2016