It can be challenging to accurately identify your horse’s pain. This can certainly be the case with Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS). It is an inflammatory process but there is no heat you can feel with your hand. It is a type of tissue injury but you can’t see it. It is not something specific that feels “off” when you ride. Often times you may not see any clear signs at all. The discovery of the prevalence of ulcer syndrome surprised even the veterinary profession. In a multiple studies it was consistently found that more than 50% of performance horses tested had some form of ulcerative disease, and has high as over 90% of racehorses evaluated in another study. So what about your horse?
We all know that horses can get themselves into all kinds of trouble in one‐way or another! Having a first aid kit on hand can help prevent small problems from becoming big problems. This kit can also help you respond quickly in serious situations while your veterinarian is on her way to your farm!Continue reading Equine First Aid Kit