ulcers

Grain And Colic: Is There A Connection?

Straight grains, like corn, barley, sweet feed or oats, can contribute to the onset of colic in horses. Bagged feeds, which have higher-fiber ingredients, are processed so they are gentler on equine digestive tracts. The equine small intestine cannot absorb loads of starch at one time; what can’t be absorbed goes into the large intestine, […]

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On E: Exercising On An Empty Stomach May Exacerbate Equine Ulcers

While exercising on an empty stomach may be more comfortable for humans, the same is not true for equines. Riding a horse before he gets fed could exacerbate his risk for gastric ulcers, reports The Horse. The equine stomach is designed to have some food in it at all times; when fed a diet primarily […]

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Risk Assessment: Equine Gastric Ulcers

Poor performance in athletic horses can have multiple causes, including equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS). Not only can EGUS negatively impact training and competition outcomes, these lesions contribute to decreased appetite, weight loss, and colic. Does your horse have EGUS? Is he at risk? If so, what can be done? EGUS includes ulcers found in either the […]

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Doc’s Products, Inc. Presents How To Fix: The Girthy Horse

Today, we continue the Paulick Report’s new series on equine behavior and training challenges. This week, we’ll focus on horses commonly described as “girthy,” which often means they exhibit irritation or stress when the girth or cinch is tightened. Horses may pin their ears, bite, kick, or charge forward to escape the stimulus. The term […]

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Stomach Aches: Vast Majority Of Foals Have Ulcers Upon Weaning

Though it’s long been suggested that weaning can cause gastric ulcers in foals, the first true study has found that a “staggering” percentage of foals developed gastric lesions within two weeks of being separated from their dams: 98 percent, to be exact. Equine gastric ulcer syndrome, also called EGUS, can cause disease. Although it is […]

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Dosage Should Be Tailored To The Horse When Treating Gastric Ulcers

Ulcers are one of the most common ailments affecting horses, and strategies abound as to how best to treat and prevent them. An article from a recent issue of Equine Veterinary Education indicates that horses should be dosed with omeprazole according to individual characteristics such as weight and diet rather than a uniform dose for all horses. […]

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Is ‘Hay All Day’ Too Much Or Just Enough For Horses?

There are many schools of thought about feeding horses hay. Some say horses should have access to hay all day, every day to keep their digestive tract working consistently and properly. Others recommend feeding a few flakes of hay at meal time is sufficient for most horses. Clair Thunes, PhD, addressed the issue recently for […]

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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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Gut Reaction: Injectable Omeprazole Shows Promise In New Study

A recent study conducted in Australia and published in the Equine Veterinary Journal, shows that a new long-lasting injectable form of omeprasole has shown significant promise in treating horses with gastrointestinal ulcers. Omeprazole is common drug used to treat stomach ulcers in humans and is widely used in horses as an oral paste. Directions indicate […]

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