What are Equine Gastric Ulcers?

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome explained, image of a horse grazing

Article provided by British Horse Feeds Also known as Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS), a gastric ulcer is a sore in the stomach lining that occurs when the lining has been damaged by stomach acid and digestive enzymes. Ulcers can also be seen in the lower oesophagus and in the first portion of the small intestine (also known as the entrance to the duodenum). The risk factors for horses to develop this syndrome include involvement in performance disciplines; high-concentrate (grain) diets, intermittent feeding, exercising without being fed first, environmental stress,…

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