Category: Fecal Blood Test

March 16, 2022

When it comes to the gastrointestinal health of our patients, equine veterinarians are highly aware of the widespread nature of gastric ulceration, especially for horses used in competition and professional settings. We also deal with colic as the top cause of medical death in horses, and we’re called upon regularly to diagnose and treat bacterial imbalances, diarrhea and other GI upsets.
When it comes to the gastrointestinal health of…

June 29, 2017

The patient in this case presented initially for evaluation of a lameness, and in turn was tentatively diagnosed with a hindgut ulcerative condition. The owners were unaware of the patient’s concurrent condition, but when questioned regarding clinical signs commonly associated with hindgut disorders, they indicated that the patient had flank sensitivity, intermittent diarrhea, and rough hair coat. SUCCEED Veterinary Formula was added to the patient’s diet, and the patient responded favorably.
The patient in this case presented initially for…

October 6, 2015

Extensive research conducted by Freedom Health LLC, and independently at the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, is shifting the spotlight in equine gastrointestinal (GI) disease towards the hindgut, and specifically disorders of the mucosal lining. Still, these disorders remain largely under-reported. Indeed, the number of published articles relating to gastric ulcer syndrome over the past year number in the region of 900, whilst those published in reference to colonic inflammation and/or ulceration number just nine.
Extensive research conducted by Freedom Health LLC, and…

October 30, 2012

A range of disorders can occur in the equine gastrointestinal tract, often varying widely in causes, symptoms and treatments necessary for recovery. Post-mortem research has shown the incidence of colonic ulcers to be on the rise over recent years, from 63% in a 2004 study to as high as 84% in studies carried out from 2007 to 2011. In addition, a high degree of overlap between foregut and hindgut issues has also emerged.
A range of disorders can occur in the…

September 19, 2012

Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) has become a commonly diagnosed condition among riding horses. Prevalence in adult horses has been reported to range between 55-100% with performance horses. EGUS has also been widely reported in foals, leisure horses and even brood mares . To ensure rapid and accurate treatment, the accurate diagnosis of EGUS is critical.
Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) has become a…

August 7, 2012

In this article we will explain what different combinations of Test A and Test H results may mean. With this information, the FBT can best aid the practitioner’s differential diagnosis of GI tract conditions in their equine patients.
In this article we will explain what different…

June 22, 2012

The SUCCEED Equine Fecal Blood Test (FBT) is the first rapid test to aid the veterinarian’s diagnosis of GI tract conditions in horses and help differentiate foregut from hindgut conditions.
The SUCCEED Equine Fecal Blood Test (FBT) is…

June 14, 2012

As temperatures continue to rise across the country, it’s imperative for veterinarians in all climates to evaluate how they handle and store different medications and other products. The inside of the truck or mobile clinic heats up rapidly in the sun, which can adversely affect many equine products. Even on cooler days, the temperature inside a closed vehicle can exceed 100° F within minutes.
As temperatures continue to rise across the country,…

June 1, 2012

The SUCCEED FBT is a critical resource for every vet to have in his or her truck. Still, because the FBT represents new technology, and a new approach to GI tract diagnostics, veterinarians are likely to have questions about it. Here we’ve addressed six of the questions you are most likely to be asking.
The SUCCEED FBT is a critical resource for…

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