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Gastroscopy

Diagnosing stomach ulcers

 

It has been widely known for many years that stomach ulcers are a significant cause of poor performance in sport horses.

 

More recently, it has been discovered that they can be found throughout the equine world and also cause other nonspecific symptoms. Horses that are under many varied types and degrees of stress may develop gastric ulcers. Unfortunately, the only way to diagnose these ulcers is by direct visualization with a flexible fiber-optic a gastroscope.

 

Signs may include:

 

     recurrent colic

 

     change in attitude/behavior

 

     weight loss

 

     poor hair coat

 

     teeth grinding

 

     inappetence (food and/or water)

 

     sensitivity to touch around abdomen/flanks

 

 

Call our office today to learn more about Gastroscopy and how we can help your horse.

 

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389 W Uwchlan Ave

Downingtown, PA 19335

P: 610-518-7100  Fax: 610-518-7600