Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)

By Garrett Metcalf, DVM

Many horse owners will experience a horse that has gastric ulcers because it is that common of a problem across many disciplines and performance levels. Gastric ulcers don’t only occur in adult horses but can affect just about every age group of horse from foals to adults. Several years ago a horse that was dropping weight, not performing normally, acted “cinchy” and was not eating well was blamed for poor doers or behavioral issues, but today it might be much more than that.

Equine Stomach

To have a better understanding of EGUS in horses a deeper understanding of the horses’ stomach is needed.

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