GI Health Research

Post Mortem Findings on Equine Gastrointestinal Pathology

The research at Glasgow includes a large-scale post-mortem analysis of the gastrointestinal tracts of horses euthanized for non-gastrointestinal diseases. This includes visual examination of the entire mucosal surface of the GI tract, histopathological examination of samples from the large intestine, and parasite status assessment (determined via fecal worm egg counts and tapeworm ELISA). This in-depth study is providing deeper insight into gastrointestinal pathologies in horses.

Dr. Knottenbelt Discusses Early Post Mortem Findings

Dr. Knottenbelt held a private session during the 2014 AAEP Convention, at the Salt Lake City Marriott, to discuss this study and the early findings.