Have Your Vet Test Your Horses

For performance horses across disciplines, GI tract conditions like ulcers are all too common – not just in the stomach, but in the hindgut as well. But even seemingly healthy horses may suffer from underlying GI tract conditions.
Feeding large amounts of grain and restricting turnout, along with the stress of training and competition, means GI health issues are almost guaranteed. And when the horse’s gut isn’t optimal, everything is affected – stride length, suppleness, mechanics, stamina, even attitude.
When you consider the subtle differences that propel one horse to first place over another in tough competition, then a healthy GI tract can mean the difference between finishing in the ribbons and going home empty handed.

Test Early and Often with the FBT

For some horses, lack of focus in training or underperforming may be the only signs they show of digestive distress. For others, behavior and performance signals allow you to catch problems before they develop into more serious clinical issues.

Have your veterinarian test your horses with the FBT to help:

  • Regularly monitor wellness
  • Detect and diagnose issues earlier
  • Monitor recovery after GI tract surgery or other treatments and procedures

Ask your veterinarian to have your entire string tested regularly with the SUCCEED Equine Fecal Blood Test. It takes about 15 minutes to test each horse, right in the barn.

The SUCCEED FBT is for veterinary use only. Contact your veterinarian today about having the horses in your care tested.

Learn to Better Manage Horses for Optimal GI Health

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For Veterinarians

Veterinarians may purchase FBT kits from vet supply distributors in the U.S. and multiple countries worldwide. Visit the Veterinary Center to see where the FBT is available and to learn more.