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



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