Gastric ulcers are a common complaint affecting both pleasure, sports and race horses and ponies. Clinical signs can be very variable ranging from dislike of tightening the girth, teeth grinding, dull coat, lack of condition to poor performance and mild-moderate colic. The only way to definitively diagnose gastric ulcers is to pass a video endoscope into the stomach under-standing sedation. The procedure is tolerated very well and takes around 15-20 minutes. If you horse has ulcers then we can advise on the best treatment plans.
On the 11th and 13th October 2021, we are running a gastroscopy clinic at Sussex Equine Hospital. For horses booked in on these days only gastroscopy will be half price costing £145 including VAT and routine sedation.
If ulcers are diagnosed treatment would incur additional costs.
To book your horse in please call Jess Smart on 01903 883050 spaces are limited and you must already be registered as a client of Sussex Equine Hospital.