Laboratory evaluation of malassimilation in horses.

@article{Sweeney1987LaboratoryEO,
  title={Laboratory evaluation of malassimilation in horses.},
  author={Raymond W. Sweeney},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice},
  year={1987},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={
          507-14
        }
}
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