10 Gastric Ulcer Resources on TheHorse.com
What don’t discriminate between age, breed, or sex; are common performance horses; and are difficult to eliminate once they develop? They’re gastric ulcers, and many horse owners have dealt with them at one point or another. And to help prepare you to manage these pesky little problem spots, we’ve gathered 10 equine gastric ulcer resources available for free on TheHorse.com.

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ARTICLE: Gastric Ulcers in Horses: 30 Years of Research In the past 30 years, researchers have made great strides in understanding gastric ulcers. Those findings and ones yet to be made can help improve horse health and welfare now and into the future. Read More

ARTICLE: Veterinarians Discuss Gastric Ulcer Treatment Strategies for Horses From available treatments to feeding strategies, attendees and moderators discussed approaches for managing squamous and glandular gastric disease. READ NOW

ARTICLE: Checking for Equine Stomach Ulcers There’s only one definitive way to diagnose a horse with gastric ulcers. Learn what steps your veterinarian will take when checking your horse for the ailment. Read More

ARTICLE: Feeding Frequency Affects Gastric Ulceration in Exercised Young Horses An automated feeder that provides grain in multiple small meals throughout the day might help reduce the prevalence of gastric ulcers in horses in training. Read More

ARTICLE: Not Your Average Equine Ulcer Gastric disease develops most commonly in the squamous region, when stomach acid splashes onto that vulnerable area of tissue. Why it develops in the glandular region—and how to prevent and treat it—is less clear. Five researchers discuss what we do know about equine glandular gastric disease. Read More

ARTICLE: Got Ulcers? Explore the ins and outs of equine gastric ulcers, what researchers know about them, and how to treat them and decrease their likelihood of causing your horse distress. Read More

FARM CALL: Can Management Help an Ulcer-Prone Horse? “A veterinarian has diagnosed a 12-years-old Quarter Horse mare at my stable with ulcers. She is recovering, but her owner is concerned and wants to prevent future episodes or, at least, reduce the severity. Is there a specific type of diet that should be followed for this type of ailment?” Read the Answer

ARTICLE: Gastric Ulcers and Weanlings: Effects of Diet Type Weanlings are transitioning from a diet of milk to one of forages and concentrates, while also experiencing the stress of separation from their dams. This can put them at risk of developing gastric ulcers. So, what type of feed should an owner provide to ease the transition’s impact on a weanling’s GI tract? Read More

ARTICLE: Could Stress Cause Gastric Ulcers in Performance Horses? Physical and psychological stress is often mentioned as a suspected cause of equine gastric ulcer syndrome, however equine stress levels are difficult to quantify. Find out what researchers are learning about stress and ulcers. Read More

ARTICLE: Behavior of Horses With, Without Gastric Ulcers Compared Think of all the horses you know fairly well. You know how they eat, how they act, how they perform. Now, among those horses, can you pick out the ones with gastric ulcers solely based on their behavior? Researchers sought to find out. Read More

SPONSORED CONTENT: Stress Reduction and Equine Gastric Ulcer Prevention Focusing on recognizing and reducing stress—a common cause of EGUS in horses—can help owners prevent this painful disease. Read Now