Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) is a frequent issue for owners, with animals often underperforming as a result. Other symptoms include behavioural changes, poor appetite and body condition, weight loss, poor coat condition, diarrhea, and signs of colic or pain on girthing.
During the procedure, we examine the lining tissues of the stomach and the duodenum with a 3.5m flexible video endoscope. Appropriate treatment after gastroscopy will depend on the location, severity, and type of ulceration found. To this date, gastroscopy remains the only 100 % accurate way to diagnose gastric ulcers in the horse.