Veterinary Endoscopy Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Veterinary Endoscopy Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

  • February 2021 •
  • 114 pages •
  • Report ID: 6030476 •
  • Format: PDF
The veterinary endoscopy market was valued at approximately USD 185 million in 2020 and is expected to witness a revenue of USD 258 million in 2026, with a CAGR of 5.5% over the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic has a significant impact on the studied market. As per the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cats, dogs, and a few other types of animals are at potential risk of acquiring coronavirus. The virus was recently detected in minks in multiple farms in the Netherlands. Several studies are still underway to understand the connection between animals and the human transmission of SARS-CoV2-Virus. In April 2020, the CDC and the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) confirmed the cases of two pet cats that were infected by COVID-19. These were the first pets in the United States to test positive for the disease. Also, pet adoptions increased during the pandemic. Several animal shelters, non-profit rescue organizations, private breeders, and pet stores observed increased consumer demand. Foster Inc., a non-profit organization, claimed to register a more than 1,000% increase in foster applications during the lockdown period in New York, which was the epicenter of COVID-19 cases in the United States. Thus, in view of the aforementioned factors, the veterinary endoscopy market is expected to have a short-term negative impact, primarily due to the reduced veterinary visits in 2020.

The growing burden of the gastrointestinal diseases such as diarrhea, coccidiosis, melena, indigestion, and bowel obstruction in animals is expected to boost the growth of the market over the forecast period.

The rising pet adoption has also significantly impacted the increasing demand for endoscopy across the world. As per the American Pet Products Association’s 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey, an estimate of 1.6 million US households owns horses. Besides, dogs and cat ownership held the highest number in the country. As a result, pet healthcare expenditure has increased. The adoption rate of insurance policies related to animals has also contributed majorly to the veterinary endoscopy market.

In addition, there is a huge technological advancement in endoscopic devices, which are helping veterinarians to diagnose various gastrointestinal diseases in animals. Thus, the rise in prevalence and technological advancement expected to propel the growth of the market over the forecast period.

Key Market Trends
Flexible Endoscopes is Expected to Witness Significant Growth Over the Forecast Period

The Flexible endoscopes are mostly used for upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy, and tracheoscopy. These endoscopes can be manually rotated in various directions to allow for better access and maneuverability, which makes it easy to view the inside of the stomach and the bowel.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopies are performed primarily with a flexible endoscope as opposed to a rigid endoscope. The most common flexible endoscopic procedures performed both in specialty and general practices are upper and lower GI endoscopy, for direct examination and biopsy of selected areas of the GI tract. When the endoscopic image is displayed on a video monitor, the endoscopist can work more comfortably and share information during a procedure.

The early diagnoses of gastrointestinal disorders in the companion animals are found to be beneficial, owing to the increasing number of animals with varied symptom patterns that require a biopsy of the GI tract in identifying the underlying condition. Additionally, a standard endoscope for upper and lower GI endoscopy used in dogs and cats should comprise at least 100cm of length and possess a distal tip with almost a 180-degree upward deflection, along with features such as water flushing, air insufflation, and suction capabilities.

The flexible endoscopes require regular repairs to prevent damage. Companies such as STERIS have experience in Endo-i Veterinary Endoscope repairs, which is one of the significant investments for veterinary practices. Owing to the aforementioned factors, the studied market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period.

North America Holds the Major Share and is Expected to Dominate the Market Over the Forecast Period

The major factors driving the veterinary endoscopy market’s growth include an increase in adoption of companion animals, increasing prevalence of diseases such as zoonosis, availability of advanced veterinary healthcare infrastructure available in the region, and presence of key market players leading to developments in veterinary endoscopes. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, in the United States, there were around 94.4 million cattle and calves in 2020, as compared to 94.8 million cattle and calves in 2019. Also, the growing pet population along with increasing spending on pet care is fueling the market’s growth. For instance, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), around 85 million families or 67% of US households own a pet, an increase from 56% of US households in 1988. Also, during 2019-20, around 63.4 million US households owned a dog.

In addition to that, as per the American Pet Products Association Inc., in 2020, it was estimated that around USD 99 billion was spent on pets in the United States, up from USD 95.7 billion in 2019. Hence, owing to the aforementioned factors, the studied market is expected to witness significant growth in North America over the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape
The market studied is moderately competitive and enjoys the presence of global players. The key players of the studied market comprise Biovision Veterinary Endoscopy LLC, Eickemeyer Veterinary Equipment, Olympus Corporation, Steris Plc, and Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. With the increasing advancements in the technology for veterinary applications, many small to medium-sized entrepreneurs are making their entry into the studied market over the years. The major players are also involved in strategic alliances such as acquisitions and collaborations to secure the position in the global market.

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