Too often, the veterinarian’s view of the equine digestive tract tends to start – and stop – with the stomach. Of course, it’s natural for gastric issues to be at the top of the checklist when ulcers or other GI pathologies are suspected. Gastric ulcers are prevalent, especially in performance horses, and the availability of the gastric endoscope makes possible the definitive diagnosis of gastric ulceration in horses. Yet things beyond the stomach may remain much less well understood.
The SUCCEED FBT utilizes proprietary antibodies to detect occult equine blood components in a fresh fecal sample. Color lines appear on the FBT strips when equine albumin or hemoglobin are present at levels that fall within ranges carefully calibrated to reflect true pathological conditions.
Detects occult equine albumin, which reflects a source caudal to the common bile duct, or generally in the hindgut.
Detects occult equine hemoglobin, which may have originated from a source anywhere in the GI tract.
Learn more about the research and data supporting the FBT, including specificity, sensitivity, and reliability.
Independent Studies Exploring the Clinical Value of the SUCCEED FBT
Gathering evidence to determine the place for a new diagnostic test in equine practice
Nicola Kerbyson BVMS Cert AVP (EM) MRCVS
Presented at the 1st International Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Network Conference, 23rd-24th October, 2014, Windsor, U.K
Knottenbelt: Fecal Blood Test Opening Diagnostic Doors
Erica Larson, News Editor
Article from–and used with permission of–TheHorse.com, June 5, 2014
Published by The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care