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Gastroscopy (gastric ulcers)

Gastric ulcers are common in horses and can effect horses of many types. The effect of gastric ulceration may be highly variable but they are believed to be associated with weight loss, changes in eating behaviour, loss of performance and colic, although in many horses, they may cause few or no apparent ill-effects.

At the moment the only accurate and reliable way to diagnose gastric ulceration in horses is by gastroscopy (endoscopic examination). Gastroscopy allows examination of the stomach and any ulceration can be graded depending on how deep and how widespread the ulceration is.

At Agnew Equine equine gastroscopy is performed by Tim Brazil a European specialist in equine medicine, using mobile equipment at your home stables. Tim is hugely experienced and is in the perfect position to device effective treatment strategies.