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Clinical syndromes of gastric ulceration in foals and horses ©  2010-2011  OTC Pet Meds
<ul><li>Gastric ulceration is a clinical syndrome that is commonly observed in foals and horses. This medical condition ca...
Symptoms of Gastric Ulceration in Foals and Horses <ul><li>Weight loss and poor appetite. </li></ul><ul><li>Low energy lev...
Causes of Gastric Ulceration in Foals and Horses <ul><li>A horse's stomach produces approximately 1.5 litres of acidic flu...
<ul><li>Also if the horse is made to exercise or train on an empty stomach, he is very likely to develop stomach ulcers. <...
Gastrogard 37% 14 Syringe of 6.15gms - Generic ©  2010-2011  OTC Pet Meds Lomac Equine is the generic version of GastroGar...
©  2010-2011  OTC Pet Meds
Thanking you….!! ©  2010-2011  OTC Pet Meds
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  1. 1. Clinical syndromes of gastric ulceration in foals and horses © 2010-2011 OTC Pet Meds
  2. 2. <ul><li>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 &quot;Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome&quot; (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. </li></ul>© 2010-2011 OTC Pet Meds
  3. 3. Symptoms of Gastric Ulceration in Foals and Horses <ul><li>Weight loss and poor appetite. </li></ul><ul><li>Low energy levels and lethargic for most part of the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Poor performance and reluctance to work. </li></ul><ul><li>The coat may appear dull and unhealthy. </li></ul><ul><li>Behavioral changes and irritability. </li></ul><ul><li>May suffer from colic or diarrhea. </li></ul><ul><li>May show signs of muscle tension and joints pain. </li></ul>© 2010-2011 OTC Pet Meds
  4. 4. Causes of Gastric Ulceration in Foals and Horses <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>If the horse does not eat for long periods, the acid accumulates in the stomach and irritates the lining of the stomach, causing ulcers. </li></ul>© 2010-2011 OTC Pet Meds
  5. 5. <ul><li>Also if the horse is made to exercise or train on an empty stomach, he is very likely to develop stomach ulcers. </li></ul><ul><li>Improper and irregular feeding routine </li></ul><ul><li>Long distance travels may sometimes be stressful for horses </li></ul><ul><li>Stress due to competitions may be another cause for gastric ulcers </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive drugs may cause the acid levels to shoot up giving rise to ulcers </li></ul>© 2010-2011 OTC Pet Meds
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. © 2010-2011 OTC Pet Meds
  8. 8. Thanking you….!! © 2010-2011 OTC Pet Meds
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