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VIDEO: Prof. Derek Knottenbelt on the SUCCEED FBT
Derek C. Knottenbelt
OBE, BVM&S, DVMS, DipECEIM, MRCVS
Weipers Centre Equine Hospital, University of Glasgow
Studies are currently being conducted at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) School of Veterinary Medicine, under the guidance of Derek Knottenbelt and Tim Parkin, to assess the fecal blood test.
This includes an assessment of test reliability, predictive value and applicability in clinical and non-clinical settings. The research also seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the nature and implications of ulceration, inflammation and related disease conditions throughout the equine GI tract.
During AAEP 2014, speaking to an audience in a private session, Professor Knottenbelt explained his views regarding the usefulness of the SUCCEED Equine Fecal Blood Test, as well as other learnings from the research. Watch the video segment from this session, below, to see what he had to say about the FBT.
Professor Knottenbelt on the Usefulness of the SUCCEED FBT
Use the SUCCEED FBT to Detect GI Pathologies in Horses Earlier
Knottenbelt compares the FBT to a thermometer – highly sensitive, but minimally specific. The thermometer measures the animal’s temperature which may indicate the presence of a problem that requires further exploration to arrive at a diagnosis. Likewise, the FBT detects occult blood components in an equine fecal sample which may reflect the presence of a pathological condition in the GI tract, and further investigation is needed for a definitive diagnosis.