Laboratory evaluation of malassimilation in horses.

  title={Laboratory evaluation of malassimilation in horses.},
  author={Raymond W. Sweeney},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice},
  volume={3 3},
Malassimilation should be suspected in horses with weight loss in spite of a good appetite. Malassimilation is usually confirmed with oral glucose or D-xylose absorption tests, whereas the oral lactose tolerance test can be used to evaluate lactase deficiency in foals. Once malassimilation is confirmed, other diagnostic tests such as abdominocentesis… CONTINUE READING