1 in 3 horses suffer from gastric ulcers

Could your horse have gastric ulcers?

Preventative treatment

As we know that stress and certain feeding/husbandry practices are associated with the development of gastric ulceration in horses, sometimes you and your vet can predict when your horse is at higher risk of developing painful gastric ulcers.

In these situations your veterinary surgeon may choose to prescribe a course of oral omeprazole in order to prevent the development of gastric ulcers during the period when your horse is considered ‘at risk’.

PREVENTATIVE MANAGEMENT CHANGES

Stress (including high performance training and competition), feeding and husbandry practices may be associated with the development of gastric ulceration in horses.

Following the management changes that have been discussed in the management section will also help to reduce your horse's risk of developing gastric ulcers.