Canine Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Canine Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) occurs due to the inability of the pancreas to secrete sufficient digestive enzymes.

Without a steady supply of these enzymes food cannot be digested and as a result the nutrients cannot be absorbed This results in maldigestion and nutrients not being absorbed.

Symptoms of EPI in Dogs:

  • Diarrhoea, or greasy/oily stools
  • Vomiting
  • Polyphagia (eating exsessive amounts of food)
  • Cow-pat like stools
  • Rapid weight loss or failure to thrive
  • Sounds in the tummy
  • Gas, abdominal discomfort
  • Eating faeces
  • Poor coat condition

Early diagnosis leads to early therapy!

A dog treated with the right medication and diet is able to live a normal life! Our test can be used to identify or exclude EPI, even in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease.

Available test kits for EPI

Our test is a non-invasive test with a Sensitivity of 95.3% and Specificity of 92%
 

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Feclab Specialise in Faecal Egg counts for Companion Animals, Equine, Livestock & Poultry.

Have you carried out a FEC and Equisal tapeworm test for your horse/s recently? If not then they are available on our website.THE WORM THAT TURNED: ANTHELMINTIC RESISTANCE IN TAPEWORM🪱

It's important to target worming only to horses that require treatment because anthelmintic resistance is now a real threat to effective control of tapeworm.

With FEC tests offering poor sensitivity for detecting tapeworm infection, the EquiSal test measures tapeworm-specific antibodies in saliva. This enables sensitive detection of infection to inform anti-tapeworm treatments.

Analysis of the 2015-2023 UK EquiSal dataset (below) demonstrates that, overall, only 1 in 3 horses is recommended for treatment, considerably reducing anthelmintic applications and, thus, protecting efficacy.

EquiSal Tapeworm kits are available via >500 veterinary and SQP stockists in the UK. Through postal collection points, the service is accessible for testing horses in the EU.

For further information go to equisal.co.uk/ or email: [email protected]
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Have you carried out a FEC and Equisal tapeworm test for your horse/s recently? If not then they are available on our website.

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Just a reminder that there is a Bank Holiday this weekend therefore please avoid posting samples after Thursday, until Tuesday. This may cause delays with Royal Mail next week too.
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🐑Now is the time to start faecal egg counts (FECs) on February and March-born lambs, says SCOPS🐑

While roundworm activity so far this season has been relatively low, the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) Group says the recent temperature increase means this could change quickly on many farms, as warm, damp conditions encourage larvae to hatch from eggs and develop into infective larvae on pastures.

To fond out more, follow the link below⤵️
www.scops.org.uk/news/24656/now-is-the-time-to-start-faecal-egg-counts-fecs-on-february-and-march...
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Our website seems to have taken an early weekend! Please bear with us while we resolve this 😉
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Bank Holiday Reminder
Please avoid sending samples from tomorrow, until Tuesday, to avoid being held over the BH.
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⚠️ Nematodirus Update - Protect your Lambs ⚠️
You may have recently seen an update from SCOPS, highlighting the earlier than usual appearance of Nematodirus this year.
Please check the map for your area and where risk is heightened a proactive approach, where lambs are outside grazing should be taken to protect them. Timing is key!
While Nematodirus can be seen in a FEC, by this point it can often be too late.Has your spot changed colour yet?!🔴⚫️

Track the threat of nematodirus to YOUR flock with the ‘traffic lights’ on the SCOPS Nematodirus Forecast map🐑

More at www.scops.org.uk/nematodirus
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⚠️ Nematodirus Update - Protect your Lambs ⚠️
You may have recently seen an update from SCOPS, highlighting the earlier than usual appearance of Nematodirus this year.
Please check the map for your area and where risk is heightened a proactive approach, where lambs are outside grazing should be taken to protect them. Timing is key!
While Nematodirus can be seen in a FEC, by this point it can often be too late.

Lambing time, here at Feclab has begun!
We hope your lambing season has gone/ goes well.
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Lambing time, here at Feclab has begun! 
We hope your lambing season has gone/ goes well.

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⚠️ 📢 Temporary closure for EquiSal samples.
Due to an exciting move to a new premises Equisal samples will not be tested between the 29th of February and the 12th of March. Please avoid posting back your EquiSal samples during this time.The team at EquiSal is excited to announce that we are moving to a much larger purpose-built laboratory during March 2024.

Due to the complexity of moving robotics and other laboratory equipment, we will be closed for the duration of the move so no testing will be carried out.

Please avoid sending us samples during this time but any samples arriving will be safely stored in our fridges to await testing.

You can continue to use addressed envelopes as we will be forwarding post following the move.

Keep an eye out for more updates!
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⚠️ 📢 Temporary closure for EquiSal samples. 
Due to an exciting move to a new premises Equisal samples will not be tested between the 29th of February and the 12th of March. Please avoid posting back your EquiSal samples during this time.
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