What to expect if your veterinarian suggests a gastroscopic examination
Did you know two out of three non-racing competitive horses have stomach ulcers? How do you know if your horse has stomach ulcers? Signs such as poor performance, decreased appetite, recurrent colic or poor body condition2 may point to stomach ulcers, but how do you get a definitive diagnosis? 12 hours and water for four hours. The absence of food residue will help to accurately view the horse’s stomach. To help keep your horse at ease during the gastroscopy, your veterinarian will probably check vital signs and lightly sedate your horse before beginning the examination.
If ulcers are found, your veterinarian may recommend a course of treatment with GASTROGARD (omeprazole), the only proven and FDA-approved product for the treatment of equine stomach ulcers. Following treatment, it is possible for ulcers to return, particularly during times of stress. To prevent recurrence, administer ULCERGARD (omeprazole), the only proven and FDA-approved product to prevent stomach ulcers.