Poll

Gastric Ulcers

Has your horse ever been diagnosed as having gastric ulcers?

Yes
34%
205
No
66%
403

Total votes cast: 608

Comments & Write-in Answers

did endurance riding with hubby and several different horses. no problems with ulcers

2/24/2014 7:54:37 PM

Not diagnosed, guessed by me, treated and worked

2/24/2014 5:58:58 PM

One of my two horses.

2/24/2014 5:55:16 PM

Help for Messy Mare, make a small bedding area in the yard so she won't splash legs.

2/24/2014 5:03:14 PM

my horses get lots of hay continuouosly in a stall

2/24/2014 10:51:53 AM

but he is a thoroughbred and a cribber. I can only guess he does have ulcers.

2/24/2014 8:08:23 AM

No, however it has been proposed by my veterinarian that I keep a close eye on my horse just in case

2/23/2014 2:22:52 PM

a show mare at age 6 was diagnosed--resulted from training stress. Omeprazole did the trick.

2/22/2014 11:36:13 AM

old mini mule

2/21/2014 1:41:14 PM

More horses than not have GU

2/20/2014 10:15:22 PM

After a 4 day commercial horse van trip as a yearling--resolved with treatment

2/20/2014 8:53:58 PM

He was not "classic" just misbehaved at shows. After treatment, he was much better.

2/20/2014 8:11:30 PM

Mine has not. Four of my trainer's horses have ulcers. I have changed trainners for this reason.

2/20/2014 1:52:39 PM

They're out 24/7 on pasture, so much lower risk for ulcers

2/20/2014 7:38:05 AM

Caused by bute

2/19/2014 11:12:52 PM

We had a foal that was diagnosed, his mother died a

2/19/2014 11:10:39 PM

when trailering he benefits from a dose of pro-biotic

2/19/2014 10:52:26 PM

off track thoroughbred .. nuff' said!

2/19/2014 10:44:00 PM

I took my horse to have an endoscopy after being on Glucosamine for a long time. Better safe than

2/19/2014 7:31:01 PM

Lots of other stuff, but never an ulcer, thank goodness.

2/19/2014 6:07:27 PM

He's an OTTB but he is doing very well now

2/19/2014 5:25:08 PM

madien mare difficult delivery

2/19/2014 4:55:03 PM

Have not had any reason to test our three horses for ulcers

2/19/2014 3:05:22 PM

When he was racing and stabled at the track.

2/19/2014 3:02:42 PM

because my horse can eat whenever she wants ;-)

2/19/2014 12:46:46 PM

These ulcers are very painful. We have it under control with feed and supplements

2/19/2014 12:28:33 PM

Not a formal DX but treated based on symptoms with 100% improvement, so she had them.

2/19/2014 11:09:32 AM

My gelding has been at the vet for a month now with an ulcer

2/19/2014 11:07:04 AM

I found out when she had colic episode at a clinic after being administered bute paste.

2/19/2014 10:38:53 AM

Omeprazole for a month. Hay net.

2/19/2014 10:36:36 AM

I have a horse here with gastric ulcers, however he isn't mine. He does fine if he isn't stressed,

2/19/2014 9:41:32 AM

recently started training for endurance competition. vet confirmed&treated. all now on smart gut sup

2/19/2014 6:40:30 AM

He has been treated - difficult to know if he is still feeling discomfort or just bolshy!

2/19/2014 3:22:09 AM

Both my 3yr and my 5yr old diagnosed, both really laid back horses.

2/19/2014 2:53:18 AM

grade 2 being rescoped today!

2/19/2014 2:46:39 AM

No endoscopy, but treatment did provide marked relief of symptoms.

2/19/2014 1:10:51 AM

ulcer aid in his feed (2x/day) seems to keep gassy colic symptoms at bay for the most part.

2/19/2014 12:06:13 AM

I use omeprazole when administering NSAIDs.

2/18/2014 10:42:08 PM

But I probably should have him scoped to see for sure or not.

2/18/2014 9:41:38 PM

ulcers from medication given because of an accident.once found& treated no longer has ulcers

2/18/2014 9:24:43 PM

I never had them checked they don't show any symptoms

2/18/2014 6:29:55 PM

40 years of owning horses, not 1 has ever had any issues with gastic ulcers, including offtrack TBs

2/18/2014 5:33:28 PM

But then I never subject them to unbearable stress levels either

2/18/2014 5:19:45 PM

Yes, but the vet was a quack and very VERY wrong!

2/18/2014 4:46:28 PM

My oldest is suspected of having and gets Ugard daily. The others no.

2/18/2014 4:32:06 PM

provide a calm environment & quality feed w med tests to avoid ulcers

2/18/2014 3:53:27 PM

I suspect he has them though!

2/18/2014 3:23:59 PM

Pyloric ulcers. Completely cured with antibiotics. No maintenance meds needed.

2/18/2014 12:42:31 PM

Following a systemic allergic reaction

2/18/2014 10:38:05 AM

My horses lead the life of Riley-light work, room service! Am careful about calorie intake tho.

2/18/2014 10:00:59 AM

I think it is a life sentance for both of us

2/18/2014 8:39:09 AM

A former trainer thought he had ulcers, but my vet has never diagnosed them.

2/18/2014 7:26:42 AM

but i do know horses that have

2/18/2014 4:58:23 AM

stress not part of his everyday life?

2/18/2014 4:12:29 AM

but i do suspect it in a couple of my horses.

2/18/2014 1:47:15 AM