The Calibration of VMRD Serum Amyloid A (SAA)
The Calibration of VMRD Serum Amyloid A (SAA)
  • Siddra Hines, DVM, PhD, DACVIM | 2022-04-29

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SAA Fun Facts!
SAA Fun Facts!
  • VMRD | 2022-04-12

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Serum Amyloid A (SAA) in Cats: Helping Veterinarians Read Their Feline Patients
Serum Amyloid A (SAA) in Cats: Helping Veterinarians Read Their Feline Patients
  • Siddra Hines, DVM, PhD, DACVIM | 2022-03-04

Cats are notoriously stoic and hide illness well, often to their own detriment. This presents challenges for veterinarians when trying to diagnose and manage disease, as clinical signs are often subtle until the situation is critical. SAA is a biomarker...

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VMRD Customer Catch-Up - Waller Equine
VMRD Customer Catch-Up - Waller Equine
  • VMRD | 2021-08-17

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VMRD Customer Catch-Up
VMRD Customer Catch-Up
  • VMRD | 2021-05-20

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Guide to Getting the Most Value Out of SAA
Guide to Getting the Most Value Out of SAA
  • Dr. Siddra Hines, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LA | 2021-05-17

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Improving Foal Care with Serum Amyloid A (SAA) Testing
Improving Foal Care with Serum Amyloid A (SAA) Testing
  • Siddra Hines, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LA | 2021-02-23

Early detection of disease is critical in neonates Foals are highly vulnerable and delicate compared to adult horses, making timely identification of disease particularly important for early intervention. Serum amyloid A (SAA) is a very sensitive biomarker for inflammation, especially...

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Serum Amyloid A (SAA) in Broodmares and Pregnancy
Serum Amyloid A (SAA) in Broodmares and Pregnancy
  • Siddra Hines, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LA | 2021-02-22

SAA should remain normal during pregnancy With normal conception and pregnancy, SAA level in broodmares is comparable to that in other healthy horses. That includes the time of ovulation through early pregnancy1 and throughout the final trimester up to parturition...

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What Can SAA Tell Us About Colic?
What Can SAA Tell Us About Colic?
  • Siddra Hines, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LA | 2020-11-12

Colic can be one of the most rewarding and the most frustrating problems in equine medicine. Most cases are straightforward, however those that are not pose a constellation of challenges when making decisions for management. In many research studies and...

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Serum Amyloid A:  How to Run the VMRD Test and About SAA Use in Practice
Serum Amyloid A: How to Run the VMRD Test and About SAA Use in Practice
  • VMRD | 2020-10-05

Watch and learn how to run VMRD’s point-of-care lateral flow test for equine serum amyloid A (SAA) for horse-side results!

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Serum Amyloid A (SAA) Screening for General Health and Biosecurity
Serum Amyloid A (SAA) Screening for General Health and Biosecurity
  • Siddra Hines, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LA | 2020-08-04

Routine equine health exams and biosecurity strategies utilize screening methods to detect underlying performance-limiting issues and potential infectious disease concerns. The fundamental basis of this is a good physical exam with rectal temperature screening, however subclinical issues may still exist...

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Serum Amyloid A (SAA) Testing to Differentiate and Monitor Synovial Sepsis
Serum Amyloid A (SAA) Testing to Differentiate and Monitor Synovial Sepsis
  • Siddra Hines, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LA | 2020-07-16

Early and accurate detection of septic arthritis/synovitis is critical to minimize damage to cartilage and other structures that can ultimately affect the horse’s return to function and long-term prognosis. By the time diagnosis is clear cut, a...

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