Gastric ulcers affect over 50% of horses and can affect any horse at any age. There are two forms of equine gastric ulcers; squamous ulcers and glandular ulcers. These two forms of the disease relate to the two regions of the equine stomach.
Has anyone else noticed an increase in the number of flies over the past week or so? I think the small amount of rain we have had, although much needed for the fields, has potentially caused fly numbers to increase.
Equine gastric ulcer syndrome is a relatively common condition which affects a horse’s stomach lining. They occur due to a breakdown in the stomachs natural ability to protect itself from acid, which is constantly excreted as part of normal digestion.