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Clinical syndromes of gastric ulceration in foals and horses

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Gastric ulceration is a clinical syndrome that is commonly observed in foals and horses. This medical condition can be caused by a number of factors and is referred to as "Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome" (EGUS).According to a research conducted, more than 60% horses that are subjected to intense training, not fed properly or confined to a stall may develop stomach ulcers.90% race horses and performance horses are affected with gastric ulcers. Š 2010-2011 OTC Pet


Symptoms of Gastric Ulceration in Foals and Horses  Weight loss and poor appetite.  Low energy levels and lethargic for most part of the day.  Poor performance and reluctance to work.  The coat may appear dull and unhealthy.  Behavioral changes and irritability.  May suffer from colic or diarrhea.  May show signs of muscle tension and joints pain. © 2010-2011 OTC Pet


Causes of Gastric Ulceration in Foals and Horses ďƒź A horse's stomach produces approximately 1.5 litres of acidic fluid per hour.This acid is said to be neutralized by the alkalinity of a horse's saliva.However, saliva is only produced when the horse eats. ďƒź If the horse does not eat for long periods, the acid accumulates in the stomach and irritates the lining of the stomach, causing ulcers. Š 2010-2011 OTC Pet


 Also if the horse is made to exercise or train on an empty stomach, he is very likely to develop stomach ulcers.  Improper and irregular feeding routine  Long distance travels may sometimes be stressful for horses  Stress due to competitions may be another cause for gastric ulcers  Excessive drugs may cause the acid levels to shoot up giving rise to ulcers © 2010-2011 OTC Pet


Gastrogard 37% 14 Syringe of 6.15gms - Generic Lomac Equine is the generic version of GastroGard that treats and prevents the recurrence of gastric ulcers in horses and foal 4 weeks of age or older. It treats horses even while they continue to train.

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Clinical Syndromes of Gastric Ulceration in Foals and Horses