Serum amyloid A (SAA) is a biomarker protein produced when inflammation caused by infection is present in the body. It is found in small amounts in healthy horses, but veterinarians can use it to detect disease, infection, and other potential issues in horses early, sometimes even before clinical signs appear.
ARTICLE: SAA Detects Early Inflammation in Horses Traveling by Air Researchers determined that SAA is a more reliable indicator of inflammation than rectal temperature in traveling horses. READ NOW
ARTICLE: Comparing SAA Levels in Horses With Respiratory Diseases Horses with noninfectious respiratory disease had much lower SAA concentrations than horses with infectious disease. READ NOW
ARTICLE: Vets Discuss How They Use SAA in Equine Practice An SAA test can identify illness in horses, and it can also ensure they’re healthy enough for other procedures, such as surgery. Here’s how some vets use SAA in their practices. READ NOW
ARTICLE: What is SAA, and Why is it Important to Equine Medicine? Recently, a biomarker called SAA has become a buzzword, garnering attention from the equine veterinary community for its ability to indicate inflammation. So what is SAA, and why are so many veterinarians and researchers starting to analyze it? READ NOW
ARTICLE: Could SAA, Fibrinogen Predict Colic Surgery Complications? If levels continue to increase for more than three to four days post-surgery, complications could be brewing. READ NOW