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Identifying Gastric Ulcers

To definitively identify gastric ulcers, you will need to get your horse scoped by a vet. However, given the cost associated with scoping we understand this isn’t always possible. 

Non-scoping options include:

  • Using a presumptive technique based on acupressure points that you can practice at home.
  • Use a trial dose of gastric ulcer medication to see how the horse responds; usually the symptoms of ulcers are alleviated within 3 -5 days of treatment.

The content of this article should not be considered, or used as a substitute for, veterinary medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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