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Part 1 - Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome: Squamous vs. Glandular Ulcers - Mad Barn - Vet Talk
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Irritability, girthiness, acting a little colicky after eating…. Most horse-owners are aware and watching for the tell-tale signs of ulcers in their horse.

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) is a common condition that affects horses of all breeds and disciplines. It refers to the presence of inflammation and erosive lesions in the mucosal layer of the stomach, ranging from mild inflammation to more severe ulcerations. Gastric ulcers result in a wide range of clinical signs that can impact the horse’s overall health and performance.

EGUS is a multifactorial condition, meaning it can arise from a combination of factors such as diet, management practices, stress, medications, and physiological factors unique to each horse. Understanding the risk factors and recognizing the signs of EGUS is crucial for effective prevention and management.

Join Dr. Fran Rowe, one of Mad Barn’s Veterinary Nutritionists, for Part 1 of a three-part series on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome! In this first video, Dr. Rowe will discuss an overview of gastric ulcers in horses, focusing on the difference between squamous and glandular ulcers.

The disease processes for squamous gastric ulcers and glandular gastric ulcers are different, which means their treatment and prevention strategies are also different! This is why it is so important to understand the risk factors for each type of gastric ulcer and to get an accurate diagnosis if you suspect that your horse has ulcers.

Interested in learning more about EGUS in horses? We have a few blog articles online:
👉 https://madbarn.com/squamous-vs-glandular-ulcers-in-horses/
👉 https://madbarn.com/equine-gastric-ulcers/

Want to submit your horse’s diet for evaluation? Follow this link to get connected with an equine nutritionist:
👉 https://madbarn.com/analyze-diet/

Have ideas for topics to cover or questions about your horse’s health? We would love to hear from you! Please send any questions or comments to vet@madbarn.com
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