Get Gut Health Back on Track with the SUCCEED Equine Fecal Blood Test

When every stride counts and a fraction of a second can determine placings, giving your horses every advantage possible is essential to staying in the money. That’s why a winning performance starts with a horse that is healthy from the inside out.

Thoroughbred racehorses notoriously struggle with digestive health. Naturally hard keepers to begin with, thoroughbreds in serious training also require pounds upon pounds of feed to maintain weight and to meet high energy demands. Compounded by restricted (or no) turnout, stress, and other factors, gastric and colonic ulcers run rampant through shed rows along with a host of other GI issues. And it’s also likely that many of the cases of anemia plaguing racehorses originate from conditions in the gut.
Get Gut Health Back on Track
Research shows that 88% of performance horses suffer from gastric ulcers alone and an additional 63% have colonic ulcers –  so monitoring gastrointestinal health is critical.
The SUCCEED Equine Fecal Blood test provides an accurate and affordable way to diagnose and monitor foregut and hindgut problems in horses.

SUCCEED Equine Fecal Blood Test Helps Identify Foregut and Hindgut Issues

SUCCEED FBT Jar & CassetteThe SUCCEED Equine Fecal Blood Test allows your vet to conduct a simple test stall-side that provides objective insight into the entire equine gastrointestinal tract. When the FBT is used in conjunction with the horse’s history and physical examination, your veterinarian can provide a more accurate diagnosis, which allows for a more accurate treatment. That means better, faster results to get your horses back on track. 

The FBT uses antibodies to detect two components of equine blood in the horse’s feces – and can help distinguish whether it originated from injury in the foregut, hindgut, or both. Positive test results could indicate conditions such as:

  • colitis
  • enteritis
  • protein-losing enteropathy
  • parasitism

Any of these issues can affect a horse’s comfort, physical ability, attitude and performance as well as overall health.

Talk To Your Veterinarian About Testing With the SUCCEED FBT

Download the SUCCEED FBT Information Sheet to learn more about how the test kit works and what results can mean.

Talk to your veterinarian today about using the SUCCEED Equine Fecal Blood Test to diagnose and monitor gastrointestinal health in your horses.

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