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


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


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


Equine Stomach Ulcers Still at 60%

April 16, 2010

For the second year, a nationwide series of more than 160 gastroscopy events showed 60% of horses were identified with stomach ulcers, according to a press release from Merial.

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Equine Ulcers: Don't Blame Human Bacteria

April 07, 2010

The bacterium Helicobacter pylori, a known disease-causing organism in human medicine, does not appear to be important in horses.

In humans, intensive research efforts have revealed that H. pylori can induce chronic gas... Read More


Equine Gastrointestinal Tract/Ulcers

March 08, 2010

A summary of presentations on the equine gastrointestinal tract and ulcers at the 2009 AAEP Convention.... Read More


Painkillers and Gastric Ulcers in Horses, AAEP 2009

January 28, 2010

If you've ever given the common oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug phenylbutazone (Bute) to a horse, you've probably been warned that it can cause stomach (gastric) ulcers if you give too much or give it for too long. Thus, there... Read More


Colic: Recovering Horse Ulcer Risk

January 08, 2010

When a horse is hurt, being confined to a stall, hauled to the vet for a check-up, or being taken away from herdmates, the stress can be enough to cause stomach ulcers to develop--sometimes in as little as five days.... Read More


Dominance Issues

October 01, 2009

I have a 2-year-old Fox Trotter gelding that seems to always be in a bad mood. He hardly ever puts his ears f... Read More


Preventing Equine Gastric Ulcers

July 01, 2009

Tips on how to manage your horse's diet to avoid ulcer development.

"This is giving me an ulcer!" These probably are words our horses would utter if they could speak because many performance horses and racehorses develop... Read More


Ulcer Incidence: Scoping Events Provide New Info

May 14, 2009

There are many triggers for stomach ulcer development, and stress is an important factor. Horses are especially sensitive and may experience stress when exposed to situations you would think of as normal, including: competition, training, travel, lay... Read More


Equine Ulcers and Stress: Danish Study Looks at Link

April 07, 2009

It is not unusual for horses to get stomach ulcers. But how important are the ulcers? Is it because the horse is stressed that it gets stomach ulcers? And does a horse with stomach ulcers have a greater tendency to crib or have other types of abnorma... Read More


Stress Busters

April 01, 2009

What horses eat and when they eat play a significant role in promoting stress. ... Read More


Ulcers: Is Your Horse At Risk?

March 26, 2009

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Breeding Season Stress Can Lead to Gastric Ulcers

March 05, 2009

Breeding season can be a stressful time for owners and horses alike. While horse owners are hustling to prepare facilities, the broodmares might be just as tense. Especially for young and maiden mares, the stress from being trailered to new... Read More


AAEP 2007 Convention Complete Coverage

February 12, 2009

A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More


Reduce Horse Show Stress to Maintain Stomach Health

December 12, 2008

Every competitive horse owner knows that showtime is stressful. However, stress from training to trailering can affect horses, too.

Horses can continue feeling the stress even after stepping off the trailer. Situations such as increased... Read More


Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome: Tummy Troubles

October 26, 2008

Gastric ulceration affects a large number of horses of all ages: it's been shown to be prevalent in 25 to 50% of foals up to two months old, while another study reported that between 80 and 90% of racehorses in training have gastric ulceration.... Read More


Update on Ulcers

September 30, 2008

For more than a decade equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) and colonic ulcers have been linked to performance and health problems in horses. Today research continues to improve our understanding of ulcers, and the results are... Read More


Digestive Health in Horses

August 15, 2008

Experts at the 2007 AAEP Convention discussed multiple topics related to equine digestive health.... Read More


Gastrointestinal Disease, Colic, and Carbohydrate Nutrition

May 05, 2008

How is feeding carbohydrates related to gastrointestinal (GI) disease? The propensity to feed high-grain and high-concentrate diets instead of relying on high-fiber diets has increased the incidence of colic.... Read More


Risk Factors for Gastric Ulcers in Thoroughbreds

April 09, 2008

Up to 86% of Australian Thoroughbred racehorses have been reported to have gastric ulcers. Many factors can contribute to ulcers, and researchers at Murdoch University set out to determine which ones were the most significant for this population... Read More


Alfalfa Hay Reduces Ulcer Severity

April 02, 2008

If your horse has ulcers, giving him omeprazole isn't the only thing you can do to help reduce the severity of the problem. Noah Cohen, VMD, PhD, MPH, Dipl. ACVIM, discussed a study that found alfalfa hay reduced the severity of ulcers in young, ... Read More


Giving Omeprazole for Ulcers Intravenously

March 27, 2008

In the past few years, we've been hearing how many more horses have gastric ulcers than we used to think. We also know that oral omeprazole paste (GastroGard, manufactured by Merial Limited, Decatur, Ga.) effectively treats and prevents ulcers.... Read More


Scoping Events Show Prevalence of Equine Gastric Ulcers

March 12, 2008

Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) can occur in horses anywhere. In 2007, Merial (the maker of Ulcergard and Gastrogard) illustrated the prevalence of EGUS by hosting gastroscopy events at two universities on opposite sides of the country.... Read More