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Gastric Ulcers

Gastric ulcers are erosions of the stomach lining due to prolonged exposure to the normal acid in the stomach. Ulcers may also occur in the duodenum (small intestine just beyond the stomach) and the large colon. In nature the horse sleeps little, grazes constantly and...

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Cushings Syndrome

Cushings syndrome in horses is caused by a disorder of the pituitary gland that changes the hormone levels in the body and the way the horse responds to its natural steroids. It can cause muscle wasting and fat redistribution resulting in a horse that has a poor top...

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Colic is a condition of severe abdominal discomfort characterized by not eating, pawing, looking at the belly, lifting the lip up, and rolling/thrashing. SYMPTOMS Decreased or no appetite Depression or anxiety Pawing at ground Looking at sides Straining to urinate or...

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