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Frank M. Andrews, DVM, MS, DACVIM – Louisiana State University

I have used the SUCCEED® Digestive Conditioning Program® product in clinical settings, often as an adjunct therapy with pharmaceutical treatments. I have found this product to be beneficial, particularly for foals and horses that do not respond to other therapies. I would also recommend SUCCEED® as part of an ongoing digestive wellness program.

I’ve also seen and evaluated the SUCCEED Equine Fecal Blood Test, and the supporting research from Freedom Health. I believe the FBT is an excellent ancillary diagnostic test for ulcers in the equine GI tract. Because it is based on antibodies specific to equine albumin and hemoglobin, the SUCCEED FBT helps distinguish gastric and colonic ulcers. Necropsy data from the company shows the FBT to be highly reliable, with a positive predictive value of 95% for albumin and 96% for hemoglobin. I highly recommend the use of the SUCCEED FBT, in conjunction with a thorough history, physical examination and endoscopy, for diagnosing GI tract ulceration.

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