Heads up – I’m not a vet nor a nutritional expert. I am, however, a horse owner with a problem and like most crazy-horse-owners-with-a-problem I’ve extensively Googled it and joined all the Facebook groups! Here’s a summary of my findings (maybe it’ll save you a bit of time!):
Ulcers and Causes
Ulcers can occur in two parts of a horse – the stomach and/or the hind gut. A horse with stomach ulcers are said to have equine squamous gastric disease (ESGD) and/or equine glandular gastric disease (EGGD), depending on where in the stomach the ulcers are present. EGSD describes ulcers in the upper part of the stomach and EGGD the lower. It’s quite common for horses to have both the stomach and the hindgut.
Stomach ulcers and hind gut ulcers are caused by stomach acid burning the sensitive linings, causing lesions known as ulcers.
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