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Digestive System

Anatomy of the Digestive Tract - Part 3 The Large Intestine

November 2012

Digestive and metabolic disorders are very common in the domestic horse and in the majority of the cases they can be traced back to the way we manage and feed our horses. 

Equine Gastric Ulcers, risk factors and diagnosis

July 2012

Traditionally believed to be primarily a disease of racing horses, ulcers are now known to be a far more common problem than previously thought. Up to 93% of elite endurance horses and 60% of show, western performance, dressage, showjumping and event horses may have EGUS.  

Gastric Ulcers - The diet factor, brought to you by Stance Equine

May 2012

Horses are “slow feeders”, their digestive system is designed to eat little and often, and will happily graze for up to 18 hours a day. This article by Dr Tim Kempton from Stance Equine and Dr Rod Stephenson from PAC Vets,  focuses on the nutrition aspects that have an effect on gastric ulcers in horses. 

Gastric Ulcers - Focus on Prevention

May 2012

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) is a condition that affects a large proportion of racing and performance horses. This article focuses on prevention and is based on much of the extensive peer reviewed research to date (2011).  In this article Amanda Warren-Smith has reviewed the Scientific practical management  strategies of EGUS.

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome. Part 2

May 2012

Equine gastric ulcer syndrome describes damage to the internal lining of the oesophagus, stomach or duodenum.  It represents a very important gastrointestinal disease of the athletic horse, and of the foal, with a number of factors contributing to its high prevalence in these horses. The high prevalence of gastric ulcers is a concern not only for the health of the horse, but it may also have a significant economic impact, with reduced earnings due to diminished performance and high costs associated with therapeutics and prophylactic medication.

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