In this continuing feature, we catch up with Dr. Christopher Boutros from Waller Equine Hospital in Waller, TX. Waller Equine Hospital is a full service primary care and referral hospital, offering a wide range of services in surgery, medicine, reproduction, emergency, preventative care, and general health.
Dr. Boutros and his team have used Coggins tests for many years, and became early adopters of VMRD Equine SAA shortly after its release.
"Quick and convenient. Best diagnostic tool for investigating or monitoring an infectious process."
"There was some hesitation about incorporating a new test. However, it is easy to run and interpret and at this point it would be hard to practice without SAA testing."
"Neonatal and foal screening, differentiating allergic airway disease from respiratory infections, investigating fevers or ‘ADR’ (Ain't Doing Right) horses, investigating infections and monitoring antibiotic therapy efficacy and duration of treatment."
"Helps to determine if a horse has heaves or a respiratory infection and helps guide length of antibiotic therapy."
"Compact size, easy to operate, more accurate than other systems."
"Just do it! More helpful than a complete blood cell count. SAA increases dramatically in infectious cases, and it helps clients understand the importance of the treatment plan. It improves client compliance.
"Very reliable results. Fast and simple to use.
"VMRD Has great quality tests and great people. VMRD offers great support for their products. They are a resource we can rely on."
"We really appreciate the dedicated staff. VMRD is more than just a vendor, it is a company that we rely on and have a relationship with."
Want to connect with Dr. Boutros and his team? You can find them at:
Waller Equine Hospital
28234 FM 2920 Rd
Waller, TX 77484