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Risk Assessment: Equine Gastric Ulcers - Full Article

June 4, 2018 By Kentucky Equine Research Staff

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 glandular (lower) or the squamous (higher) stomach. Ulcers in those regions are referred to as equine glandular gastric disease (EGGD) and equine squamous gastric disease (ESGD), respectively.

Estimates on the prevalence of gastric ulcers indicate:...

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