Ulcers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Stress Busters

April 01, 2009

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

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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