A recent study on the use of EquiChek in differentiating infected

joints from those that were inflamed but not infected.
A recent study has shown that the EquiChek SAA point‐of‐care test has

proven highly specific and sensitive in differentiating infected joints from

those that were inflamed but not infected. The study concluded that

given results of cytological analysis can be delayed in an ambulatory

setting, and that synovial bacterial culture has high false negative

returns and can take 3–5 days, the EquiChek technology has potential

to become extremely useful in aiding immediate septic synovitis diagnosis.

Research supports the use of SAA in assessing placentitis

A recent Kentucky research article supports the use of SAA

in monitoring infection over fibrinogen and white blood cell count

and in assessing equine placentitis


The test will display a semi-quantitative result:
4 lines = Normal
3 lines = Mild inflammation
2 lines = Moderate inflammation
1 line = Clinically significant inflammation

EquiChek

Is the rapid stable-side diagnostic test that can aid detection of infection in horses. In just 10 minutes, you can tell if the horse has an active inflammatory condition.


Invicta Animal Health Ltd

Unit 6, Shiprods Farm,

Bashurst Hill,

Itchingfield,

W.Sussex.

RH13 0PD

Company No. 7479891

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Can a Stall-side test confirm synovial structure infections?.
A recent article in theHorse.com by Nancy S. Loving discusses the

use of stall side tests  to confirm infection in joints

.