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Success Stories » Frank M. Andrews, DVM, MS, DACVIM – Louisiana State University
Frank M. Andrews, DVM, MS, DACVIM – Louisiana State University
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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.
Up-and-coming British showjumper Jamie Gornall owns and runs a successful training and breeding yard, Gornall Equestrian. He and his team are dedicated to giving their horses the best possible care and management. This includes working […]
Summary 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 […]
Since 2013, Professor Derek Knottenbelt and a team of researchers at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, have been studying gastrointestinal diseases in horses. While much research exists for understanding gastric ulcers, until now very little […]
I am sad to report that Dr. Frank Pellegrini passed away on December 22, 2016. Franklin Louis Pellegrini, DVM was a remarkable equine veterinarian, a true genius without whom SUCCEED likely would not exist today. […]
By Dr. Emma Hardy. Specific nutrition, feeding and management regimens are required to meet the high demands placed on today’s performance horse. A diet high in energy-dense non-structural carbohydrate, but often lacking in sufficient fibre and […]
By Dr. Emma Hardy. 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 […]
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