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Clinical syndromes of gastric ulceration in foals and horses Clinical syndromes of gastric ulceration in foals and horses Presentation Transcript

  • Clinical syndromes of gastric ulceration in foals and horses © 2010-2011 OTC Pet Meds
    • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Causes of Gastric Ulceration in Foals and Horses
    • 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.
    • If the horse does not eat for long periods, the acid accumulates in the stomach and irritates the lining of the stomach, causing ulcers.
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    • 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
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  • Gastrogard 37% 14 Syringe of 6.15gms - Generic © 2010-2011 OTC Pet Meds 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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  • Thanking you….!! © 2010-2011 OTC Pet Meds