Is a panel of tests done on a blood sample that assesses organ function and general body metabolism.
Also known as Complete Blood Count, is a common test performed to provide objective information about the general health of your horse. A CBC provides a measurement of different cells in your horse’s blood, such as the number of red and white blood cells and platelets.
Fecal Egg Count measures the number of strongyle eggs that are passed in each gram of manure. This is a quantitative test. While doing a FEC it will also show other intestinal parasites your horse might have, such as ascarids or roundworms. FEC help determine if your horse needs to be dewormed and what dewormer would be best.
Foal Immunoglobulin G assess the adequacy of colostrum intake and antibody absorption. Foals are born with no immunoglobulins and must receive adequate antibodies from the mare’s colostrum or passive transfer of IgG. Foals are ideally tested at 12-24 hours of age.
Coggins is a blood test to identify if a horse is a carrier of Equine infectious Anemia, a viral disease in horses. A negative test is required for all travel between states and most equine facilities. These tests are generally done annually.
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(FIB) helps function in blood coagulation and to contain inflammation conditions. It is a protein produced in the liver that is released into the bloodstream in response to inflammation. This test is usually ran the same time as a CBC to also assess the white blood cells. Fibrinogen can help provide information about the degree of inflammation/infection based on the level.
(SAA), similar to fibrinogen, is a protein produced in the liver. It is an early indicator of systemic inflammation or infection. The level increases in response to inflammation or infection.