The SUCCEED Equine Fecal Blood Test (FBT) is an easy-to-use, affordable, and reliable field diagnostic tool that uses antibodies to detect occult blood components in equine feces. This allows veterinarians to determine whether GI tract bleeding is occurring, and whether that bleeding is in the foregut, hindgut or both.
Knowing whether occult blood is in a horse’s feces, and whether it originated in the foregut, hindgut, or both, provides for:
- a faster, more accurate diagnosis
- targeted, more effective treatments
- a simple, affordable, non-invasive way to monitor digestive health
- an ability to determine if , and what type of, additional diagnostics may be appropriate
- an opportunity for early detection and early intervention
Thus, the SUCCEED FBT offers a unique tool to help equine caregivers manage the horse’s health and stay ahead of issues that can affect performance, behavior, and training. Read below to learn more about what’s in the kit; available only through veterinarians.
What’s in the SUCCEED® FBT™ Kit
How the Equine Fecal Blood Test™ Works
- 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
The dual test cassette works much like a pregnancy test. After applying two drops of the diluted fecal sample to each well, control lines will appear to indicate the test is working.
When taken together, these results provide a reliable indication of GI tract injury (lesions, ulcers, inflammation or other damage to the mucosa that may produce albumin, hemoglobin or both). The nature of albumin and hemoglobin allows for differentiation of the source of that injury as well as some general indication of the severity.