Table 8.5 Summary: Diagnostic aids in evaluation of the poor performance case

Table 8.5 Summary: Diagnostic aids in evaluation of the poor performance case

Musculo-skeletal

Lameness examination

Radiology

Regional anaesthesia

Ultrasonography

Scintigraphy

Gait analysis

High-speed video analysis

Treadmill studies

Muscle enzyme assay<

Upper airway disease

Resting endoscopy

Radiography

Dynamic endoscopy on a treadmill

Lower airway disease

Haematology

Endoscopy

Cytology of broncho-alveolar lavage

Cytology of tracheal lavage

Radiography

Bacterial culture from trans-tracheal lavage or guarded endoscopic tracheal lavage

Viral titres

Virus isolation

Scintigraphy

Ultrasonography

Respiratory function tests

Cardiovascular disease

Echocardiography

Resting ECG

Exercising ECG

24-hour ECG

Laboratory tests