According to studies done in major countries around 80 to 90 percent of racehorses in training, around 84 percent of yearlings and about 51 percent of foals have stomach ulcers. Ulcers in case of horses are the consequence of erosion of the stomach lining caused due to over exposure to digestive acids that the horse's stomach secretes continuously. The presence of ulcers often causes a severe discomfort to the horse in worse cases it also result in death. Symptoms: If your horse is suffering from, Chromic colic, poor body condition, Loss or low appetite, drop in performance, unusual attitude while handling or riding over, Dull hair coat, change in eating habits, change in drinking behavior, Losses temper or even continuous change in the body weight than there is a possibility that your horse is suffering from Equine Ulcer Syndrome,In case of foal symptoms such as, grinding of teeth, laying back on their backs, intermittent diarrhea, Irregular colic, alleviation, frequently interrupted nursing and poor growth lead to having stomach ulcers. Causes: The horses that graze have les chances of having ulcers as they eat many small meals frequently, the stomach of such horses is never empty thus there is less chance of acids to be produced in the stomach thereby avoiding ulcers. But if the horses do not eat frequently then increase in acid levels in stomach are likely to develop ulcers in them. Increase in the exercises or physical activity by the horses, often leads to change in feeding i.e. increases fasting which increase the risk of ulcer development. Medications given in higher dosages also contribute to stomach ulcers in horses. Preventive Measures: The causes itself give the preventive measures to avoid stomach ulcers in horses. As we know that acids produced in the stomach is the main cause of ulcer, than keeping it to the bay would be the first step towards it. Keep your horse feeding at regular intervals allow it to graze, feed the horse with food that is high of roughage which will increase the production of saliva and help in neutralizing the acids produced in the stomach thereby avoiding ulcers. Cut on the physical activity until you observe improvement in the appetite. Keep the horse food easily accessible in case you are not around to avid long fastenings. Horses that are suffering from bleeding ulcers should be provided with iron and blood building minerals. Treatment: Lomac Equine a generic version of GastroGard treats and prevents the recurrence of gastric ulcers in horses and foal that 4 weeks of age or older. Lomac Equine treats horses even while they are under physical training. Buy Lomac Equine at discounted price at Otc Pet Meds. Visit Us:- Pet Meds Buy Here:- Equine Gastric Join Us:- Pet Health care Related Articles - Equine Stomach Ulcer, Ulcers Horses, Equine Gastric, Email this Article to a Friend! Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!Subscribe for free today!
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