Spring is here and so are ulcers!

Gastric ulcers are common in horses. Their prevalence has been estimated to be from 50% to 90%, depending on populations surveyed and type of athletic activity horses are engaged in. If a common case of acid reflux can bring intense discomfort to a person, imagine your horse trying to perform with a stomach ulcer. The clinical signs of ulcers in horses are very subtle and often reflected in a slight attitude change, grumpiness, or a reluctance to train? Gastric ulcers can affect any horse at any age. Foals are particularly susceptible because they secrete gastric acid as early as 2 days of age and the acidity of the gastric fluid is high. In adult horses, gastric ulcers occur more frequently

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