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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Re: Succeed Equine Fecal Blood Test

Hello Susan,

I believe you registered for the teleseminar - Ulcers: Prevention and Cure.

I talk extensively about the fecal blood test. It is an excellent choice and it has recently come back on the market in an improved version. It is only available through your veterinarian and he/she can now determine if there is a gastric ulcer or if the ulcer is further down the gastrointestinal tract (such a colonic ulcer).

It isn't perfect -- there is a chance for a false negative result, but is a great way to start and not at all invasive, like an endoscopy would be.

All the best,

Dr. Getty
Author of Feed Your Horse Like A Horse

Susan Pfeiffer
Dr. Getty,

Are you familiar with this blood test and if so, what are your thoughts on it?

Susan Pfeiffer

Where are you from? Waverly, Ohio