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Study Looks at Risk Factors for Equine Ulcers

The Horse (May 28) – “Risk factors for equine gastric ulcer syndrome are things that increase the acidity and/or splashing of gastric contents, such as fasting, grain feeding, and intense exercise,” said Rebecca Bishop, DVM, MS, an equine surgery resident at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, in Urbana.

Bishop and colleagues put two common treatments—omeprazole and sucralfate—to the test to see if one was superior for mitigating gastric ulcer development in fasted horses receiving the NSAID flunixin meglumine (Banamine).