Can horses cope with sudden cold weather?
Horses can survive and even thrive in what we consider to be very inhospitable conditions, but they do need plenty of feed to fuel them and keep them warm.
Gastric ulcers can be caused by a variety of issues relating to feed, management and workload. They are being increasingly diagnosed across all horse populations, including leisure horses, likely due to greater awareness of the signs and symptoms. There have also been developments in technology allowing vets to make earlier and more conclusive diagnoses.
There are three main types of gastric ulcers in horses:
Treating a horse with ulcers is a four-fold approach:
Horses are individuals and respond in different ways to their management, feeding and medication. It is important to maintain dialogue with our Feed Line nutrition team and vet to ensure the best outcome for your individual horse.
For feeding advice and management suggestions complete our Feeding Advice form or call us on 01728 604 008. Alternatively, you can see our best feeds for ulcers below.