The causes of equine stomach problems and stomach ulcers are accompanied by a number of factors,
meaning that there is no single cause to watch out for.
Instead, there are several factors which, alone or together, can make a horse susceptible to the development of stomach ulcers.
And the signs of gastric ulcers can vary from horse to horse so that there is no uniform set of symptoms that every affected horse will have.
Most symptoms appear gradually, which is why they are often not noticed at first, resulting in late diagnoses.
A clear diagnosis for gastric ulcers can only be ascertained through gastroscopy.
The sooner one recognises the signs, the sooner treatment can be administered.
For this you need to be well acquainted with your horse and also have a bit of talent for animal observation – as well as this list of common signs, of course.
It won’t hurt to commit them to memory.
Below you’ll learn 21 signs that may indicate the presence of a gastric ulcer.
They are varied and not always clearly observable in all horses.
Download the detailed Equine 74 Gastric Symptom Guide here and learn more about the 21 most important symptoms!