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How A Horse Gastroscopy Works - The Tools & Techniques Used to Scope Your Horse for Ulcers

Learn more about the one true way to diagnose stomach ulcers in your horses.

From Corporate Partner Boehringer Ingelheim

A gastroscopy is the only true way to diagnose stomach ulcers in your horse.

From the weather and the environment to the horse’s athletic ability or even an equestrians own riding errors, there could be a variety of causes to your horse’s discomfort. One potential cause to consider – equine stomach ulcers.

Ulcers are just one of many health issues that can affect your horse. Be sure you know what the signs are, check out our Common Horse Health Issues e-book today!

If you think you might be seeing some signs that your horse has stomach ulcers, a gastroscopy might be your next move. It is an easily performed procedure that is the only way to truly diagnose your horse with stomach ulcers.

Our Common Horse Health Issues e-book will help you be more aware of your horse's health and well-being. Check it out today!

In total the procedure takes about 20 minutes. After a light sedative, your veterinarian will use an endoscope to see inside of your horse’s stomach and look for anything abnormal like ulcerations, erosions, redness, etc.

Take a look at this video for more in depth information about the procedure itself and treatment options.