Equine gastric ulcers: treatment & management

close-up of chestnut horse in a paddock

There has been great interest in other tests for equine gastric ulcers, such as the blood sucrose test (Hewetson et al, 2017). But currently the only 100% reliable way to know if your horse has EGUS is for your vet to undertake a gastroscopy; passing an endoscope into the stomach.

A look at Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)

It seems that many horses today are affected by gastric ulcers (ulcers in the stomach). It’s only really in the past 20 years that long endoscopes have become common in equine veterinary practice and the true prevalence of equine gastric ulcer syndrome has become apparent.