10 Serum Amyloid A Resources on TheHorse.com

Learn how serum amyloid A can help veterinarians and owners detect issues in horses early and provide critical time to get ahead of disease, infection, and more. Sponsored by Zoetis.
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Serum amyloid A can help veterinarians and owners detect issues in horses early and provide critical time to get ahead of disease, infection, and more. | Alexandra Beckstett/The Horse

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: Advances in Equine Infectious Disease Detection  The diagnostic tests veterinarians use are evolving to improve how we manage infectious diseases in horses. READ NOW

INFOGRAPHIC: SAA: Infection Detection in Horses  Learn about serum amyloid A and how veterinarians can use it for early identification of inflammation in horses.  VIEW NOW

SPONSORED CONTENT: Biosecurity: Know Before You Go   The Stablelab® SAA stall side test from Zoetis can help identify subclinical infection.  READ MORE

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: Getting a Read on Infection in Horses  Vets are using serum amyloid A, a naturally produced protein, to detect equine infections and monitor treatment.  READ NOW

ARTICLE: Proteins Can Predict Colic Surgery Survival  Haptoglobin in peritoneal fluid and SAA in serum and peritoneal fluid and were associated with nonsurvival.  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


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