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Gastric Ulcers

February 02, 2012

Diet and management changes as well as some drugs might help prevent gastric ulcer development in horses.... Read More

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Gastric Ulcer Supplements for Horses Evaluated

December 12, 2011

Researchers noted no significant effects of treating horses with an anti-ulcerogenic supplement.... Read More

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Carriage Horse Controversy Causes Veterinarian's Suspension

November 10, 2011

An ASPCA veterinarian was suspended without pay after providing conflicting information to media outlets.... Read More

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Behavior of Horses With, Without Gastric Ulcers Compared

November 08, 2011

A study shows that "ulcerated" horses didn't seem to look or act significantly different from healthy horses.... Read More

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Nutritional Support for Equine Digestive Health

November 05, 2011

Balancing the digestive system is key to maintaining equine health by improving nutrient absorption.... Read More

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Rood & Riddle To Host Gastroscopy Event Oct. 18

October 02, 2011

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, located in Lexington, Ky., will host a free gastroscopy event on Oct. 18.... Read More

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Gastric Ulcers and the Performance Horse

August 17, 2011

Recent studies show that gastric ulcers occur in a surprisingly high percentage of performance horses. ... Read More

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Using Nutrition to Prevent and Manage Equine Disease

July 19, 2011

Adjusting what a horse consumes can help prevent or squelch some equine ailments.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Gastric Ulcers

June 09, 2011

Gastric ulcer syndrome can be time-consuming and expensive to treat. Learn how to use nutrition to manage ... Read More

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Gastric Ulcers and Weanlings: Effects of Diet Type

April 16, 2011

Gastric ulcers can affect horses of all breeds, ages, shapes, and sizes. Weanlings are among these: They are transitioning from a diet of milk to one of forages and concentrates, while also experiencing the stress of separation from their dams. ... Read More

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Nationwide Scopings Indicate All Horses At Risk for Stomach Ulcers

February 20, 2011

From 2008 through 2010, Merial hosted gastroscopy events across the country as part of a study on gastric ulcers and the recently released results indicate that stomach ulcers are a threat to horses of all breeds and disciplines. Veterinarians scoped... Read More

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Ulcers... For Life?

February 17, 2011

Proper management and prevention methods can help your horse remain ulcer-free.... Read More

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Equine Ulcers ... For Life?

February 01, 2011

Some horses are more predisposed to getting gastric ulcers, due to management, performance, or temperament... Read More

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Recurrent Colic Diagnosis

January 17, 2011

Recurrent colic in horses can be caused by parasites, ulcers, sand buildup, impactions, and other factors.... Read More

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Forage Buffering Capacity Relevant in Gastric Ulcer Prevention

January 09, 2011

The capacity of feeds and forages to counteract changes in gastric pH (their buffering capacity) plays an important role in the prevention of gastric ulcers in horses. Alfalfa hay has been shown to be more effective in reducing the severity of ulcers... Read More

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The Equine Compulsion to Crib

January 01, 2011

Sue McDonnel, PhD, answers questions about equine cribbing.... Read More

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Merial Names New ULCERGARD Spokespeople

December 18, 2010

When Merial put out the call for the next face and voice of ULCERGARD, a gastric ulcer prevention product for horses, the company received an overwhelming response. Horse owners, competitors, and veterinary professionals from throughout... Read More

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Equine Ulcers: Readers Share Experiences

December 14, 2010

More than 720 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Have you ever had to treat your horse(s) for gastric ulcers?" ... Read More

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Panicky Horse? Vitamin B Might Help

December 01, 2010

Sue McDonnel, PhD, tells us what we can do to decrease the likelihood of a horsey panic attack.... Read More

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Horses' Behavior and Welfare Negatively Impacted by Low-Fiber Diets

November 16, 2010

Despite the fact that horses evolved on a forage-based diet that is high in fiber and low in calories, some horse owners and trainers just can't resist feeding a low-fiber, calorie-dense diet. ... Read More

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Gastric Ulcer Syndrome Common Cause of Poor Performance

October 19, 2010

Appropriate preventive and therapeutic measures to avoid and/or treat gastric ulcers in endurance horses might improve performance. Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) is extremely common in competitive horses involved in show jumpi... Read More

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Gastric Ulcers in Horses: Frugal Management

September 06, 2010

I have just had two sale horses diagnosed with grade 2 ulcers. They were tested due to seriously impaired perf... Read More

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Recurrent Colic Diagnosis for Horses

September 01, 2010

Recurrent colic is typically defined as three or more episodes of transient or prolonged colic occurring over a period of months or upwards of a year. Although a practitioner cannot always determine a definitive etiology without exploratory surgery... Read More

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Got Ulcers? Free Gastroscopy Event at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

July 13, 2010

Horse owners still have an opportunity for a free gastroscopy exam of their horse at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital during the July 15 Merial Animal Health gastroscopy seminar. Merial conducts Gastroscopy seminars throughout the year at equi... Read More

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Rood & Riddle to Host Gastroscopy Event

June 15, 2010

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, 2150 Georgetown Road, Lexington, Ky., will host a Merial Animal Health gastroscopy event and education forum from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 15 in the Rood & Riddle Podiatry building. Horse owners are invited to schedule ... Read More