Italian and Australian researchers investigated the relationship between transportation, gastric pH, and gastric ulcers. The team was surprised by some of the results.
Posted by Casie Bazay, NBCAAM | Aug 14, 2020
Veterinarians and scientists have long suspected a relationship between transport and gastric ulceration in horses, but until recently little data existed to support this association. However, a team of Italian and Australian researchers, has now found some definitive answers.
“We carried out a survey entitled ‘Horse Transport Issues and Management,’ and we found an association between transportation and stomach ulcers,” said Barbara Padalino, DVM, PhD, associate professor of animal science in the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences at University of Bologna...