Testing, Testing: Can Nutraceuticals Help With Equine Stomach Issues?

Though highly adapted performance animals, the sensitivity of a horse’s stomach has not changed over the years and remains a constant source of stress and worry for equine owners and caretakers. Similar to humans, a horse’s stomach contains acid that helps break down food and a mucus coating that’s designed to protect the stomach from […]

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In Focus: Equine Eye Injuries

An equine eye injury always warrants a call to the veterinarian, whether it looks serious or not; at times an eye issue may not seem serious, but it can quickly escalates into a massive issue, which could include loss of vision in the affected eye. Horses are hardwired for stoicism, so they may not let […]

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“Loveliest Colt in the World” Recovers From Eye Trauma At Penn Vet

“I’ve been coming to New Bolton Center with my horses since I was teenager, and I’m now in my 60s. I wouldn’t go anywhere else when there’s a problem,” said Cathy Vincent, co-owner of Adandy Farm’s in Greenwood, Delaware, which has been in the Arabian horse business since 1967. During a life spent breeding, training, […]

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Sarcoids: Treatment Should Be Early And Aggressive

The most common skin tumors in horses, sarcoids are thought to affect about 2 percent of horses across the globe. Though the tumors don’t spread, they can still be uncomfortable for the affected horse, potentially affecting eyelid function and leading to ulceration of they eyeball. Believed to be caused by a bovine papillomavirus transmitted by […]

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Is There A Difference Between Gastrogard And Ulcergard?

If you have had a horse with ulcers, chances are you are familiar with Gastrogard and Ulcergard. Both are commercial names for opmeprazole, but one (Ulcergard) can be purchased over the counter while the other (Gastrogard) must be bought from a veterinarian. In a recent installment of The Horse’s Q and A with veterinarian Megan […]

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A Cure For Cribbing? Four Ways To Help Halt The Habit

While cribbing has long been considered a stable vice brought about by boredom, recent research has shown that it appears to have a psychological or physiological basis. While the exact causes of the habit are not clear, research indicates that cribbing may be a way for horses to alleviate the pain of stomach ulcers, stress […]

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Two Studies Released On Gastric Ulcer Treatments In Horses

Two studies on gastric upset and treatment in horses were recently released, one focusing on the risks of using compounded omeprazole and the other showing promising effects of using a polysaccharide blend. In the first study, carried out by Dr. Mark A. Wallace, DVM, MS, DACVIM from Carolina Equine Hospital in North Carolina, radiographic images […]

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Always Dreaming Se Recupera De Ulceras Gástricas, Regresa A La Acción Como Cuatroañero En 2018

Always Dreaming, ganador del Kentucky Derby (G1) y del Florida Derby (G1) de esta temporada, regresará a entrenamiento en Noviembre con miras a su campaña como cuatroañero en 2018, según se anunció este lunes 16. Al tresañero perteneciente a la primera producción de Bodemeister se le detectaron úlceras estomacales luego del Travers Stakes, y fue […]

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Always Dreaming Recovering From Ulcers, Will Return To Racing In 2018

Always Dreaming, winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) and Florida Derby (G1), will return to training in November and be pointed for a 4-year-old racing campaign in 2018, it was announced Monday. The 3-year-old colt from the first crop of Bodemeister was found to have stomach ulcers after the Travers Stakes, and was recently cleared […]

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