SUCCEED® Equine Fecal Blood Test

What potential digestive conditions are you overlooking?

Ongoing research is clear: horses in your practice right now are likely suffering from GI problems significant enough to impact their health and performance. But, your ability to detect these conditions, especially in the hindgut, is limited.

You need a method to stay on top of the GI health of your equine patients – every horse, all the time.

Improve your GI diagnostic capabilities with the one test that is affordable, simple, quick, non-invasive and reliable. Make the SUCCEED Equine Fecal Blood Test part of your daily practice so you can:

  • Identify pathologies that would otherwise go undetected
  • Catch issues early, before they progress to clinically significant conditions
  • Regularly monitor the GI health of the horses in your care

Why Should I Use the FBT?
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“I consider the SUCCEED® Equine Fecal Blood Test™ (“FBT”) to be an important step forward in the investigative process for enteric pathology of the horse. The FBT is a screening test that helps clinicians focus their investigations on the various anatomic structures and is best viewed as a “thermometer test”. Abnormal faecal haemoglobin and/or albumin concentrations encourage the need for detailed clinical investigations into the wide range of hitherto unrecognised diagnostic possibilities each of which requires a different therapeutic approach and each of which has a different implication for the long-term welfare of the patient. I believe that veterinarians can have confidence in the FBT as an accurate and useful diagnostic screening test. It is quick and easy to use and, in my experience, will have a useful clinical application in helping the clinician to rule out large bowel ulceration and gastrointestinal haemorrhage.”
Professor Derek C. Knottenbelt OBE, BVM&S, DVM&S, DipE CEIM, MRCVS
Recognised RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine)

A Simple and Reliable Diagnostic Method

Current diagnostic modalities for GI pathology, such as endoscopy, ultrasound, or response to treatment, can be limiting, expensive, imprecise, invasive and require sedation and fasting, which is hard on the horse. Without an improved diagnostic method, practitioners risk overlooking GI conditions or identifying them too late.

The SUCCEED Equine Fecal Blood Test provides the solution to problem identification as the first step in the diagnostic process as well as in monitoring and maintenance programs.

  • Early
    Earlier diagnosis = earlier intervention.
  • Accurate
    Accurate diagnosis = more targeted treatment
  • Non-invasive
    Reduce stress on horse; reduce downtime.
  • Affordable
    Client willing to implement.
  • Accessible
    Easily adapted to hospital or ambulatory environments.
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The SUCCEED Equine Fecal Blood test is a simple stall-side test that uses antibodies to detect two equine-specific blood components in a fresh fecal sample. Positive results reflect the presence of GI injury – lesions, ulcers, inflammation and the like – and may give some indication of location.

  • Test A—detects the blood component albumin, which originates in the hindgut.
  • Test H—detects hemoglobin, which may originate from anywhere in the GI tract.

SUCCEED® Means Science

From the very beginning, SUCCEED products have been developed on a strong foundation of science. In addition to company trials and research, the SUCCEED FBT has also been examined in independent studies by various researchers.

What’s in the SUCCEED® FBT™ Kit

Each FBT includes one complete test for one horse, including:

  • a plastic container (for collecting a sample)
  • dual test cassette
  • sample pipette
  • polyethylene glove
  • instruction sheet

In addition to the contents in the SUCCEED Fecal Blood Test kit, the test also requires clean tap water (approximately 3 ounces) and a fresh fecal sample from one horse.

Purchasing Options

The SUCCEED FBT is for use exclusively by veterinarians, who may obtain the kit in packs of 2 or sleeves of 10.

Available for purchase from veterinary supply distributors.


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