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Ask nayelnassar : Can an ulcer become an even more serious problem?

Ask nayelnassar : Can an ulcer become an even more serious problem?
Hi Levis,

Thank you for your question, it´s Christian/ Tanja the CEO and Founder of Equine 74 Gastric answering your question!

Oh yes, I can be getting really worse: Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) is the result of a lesion of the gastric mucosa. Such a lesion is caused by the fact that acid, which is constantly formed in the horse's stomach, cannot be sufficiently and independently buffered by the horse and therefore attacks the gastric mucosa. Symptoms and signs of peptic ulcers in horses are often not easy to recognize. But there are typical warning signals, such as: loss of appetite, poor feed intake, recurring colic, weight loss, tucked up belly, teeth grinding
chewing when the mouth is empty dull, shaggy coat discomfort when ridden, unwillingness to perform.

Vet´s talking about a different grade of ulcers, grade 1 to 4, if a horse got the diagnose grade 4, it is a bloody ulceration and that can be the end of the horses live. If your horse suffers from ulcers, you should determine the cause! Talk to your Vet is every time the first to do from our point of view.

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