We are running a Gastroscope Clinic on Tuesday 19th March! You will save a huge 40% on the procedure. Terms & Conditions apply. If you would be interested in your horse having the procedure please contact the office on 01535 602988 to speak to one of our Vets.

It is estimated that over 50% of horses suffer from gastric ulcers, but many show only very subtle signs.

Do you know the signs?

Signs are difficult to spot but can include any of the following:

  • Poor performance
  • Change in behaviour
  • Reduced appetite
  • Pain on girth tightening
  • Poor body condition
  • Weight loss
  • Colic

The only way to definitively diagnose equine gastric ulcers is by gastroscopy.

Gastroscopy is the diagnostic test that involves passing a flexible camera down the horse’s oesophagus and into the stomach. This allows the vet to see inside the horse’s stomach and look for any signs of ulcers.

Horses are sedated to reduce anxiety and stress and the procedure is not painful.

 

Ref: Sykes BW, et al. ECEIM Consensus Statement – EGUS in Adult Horses. J Vet Intern Med 2015; 29: 1288-1299.