Ulcers Ė a common problem, but why?
Stomach ulcers are very painful and very many horses have them. Wild horses donít so it must be something we do! They can be triggered, or exacerbated by, stress, travelling, long periods without food, insufficient forage, finely ground feeds, cereals and straw, for instance. Some medications can also trigger them.
There are basically three types. Those that occur in the bottom part of the stomach, which is where the acid normally occurs (glandular ulcers) are possibly more linked to stress. Read more