The NEW VeraSTAT-V
HORSE HEALTH IN STABLE HANDS
A Stable-Side Device To Monitor Inflammation
The latest edition to our Veterinary diagnostics portfolio is the NEW Randox VeraSTAT-V, a small footprint stable-side device designed to detect early signs of inflammation by measuring quantitative levels of Serum Amyloid A in whole blood, quickly and accurately.
> Detects inflammation
> Convenient stable-side device
> Results in 6 minutes
> Quantitative results
> Easy to use
> Results stored
> Whole blood
Equine Serum Amyloid A: A Valuable Inflammatory Marker
Serum Amyloid A (SAA) is a protein the liver produces in response to inflammation. SAA is released into the bloodstream to help the immune system fight infection. SAA is the fastest marker to rise in response to inflammation making it a valuable marker for detection.
The ability to accurately detect infection in as little as 6 minutes, and from the convenience of the stable yard, is beneficial to both horse and owner. Treatment can be started immediately; recovery time can be shorter and the horse can return to work earlier.
SCREEN, DETECT, PROTECT: Infection is invisible, detection isn’t
Starting at base
A healthy horse’s SAA levels are low or even undetectable. Inflammatory conditions increase the levels of SAA by up to 1000 times the baseline level, so understanding SAA levels delivers valuable insight.
The horse’s liver responds to infection in as little as 6 HOURS and SAA is released into the blood to help fight the infection. Early diagnosis means that you can ACT FAST to shorten recovery time.
SAA levels stay elevated until the infection subsides. Monitoring SAA levels over time, will track how long the infection persists and answer the question, ‘Is the treatment working?’
Indicator treatment is NOT working
SAA levels should decrease following treatment, therefore continued heightened levels of SAA may be an indicator that the treatment has not worked, and an alternative treatment may be required.