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The products shown on these pages are suggested as broad guidelines and include a range of feeds which may be suitable for your horse. Each horse is different and we do welcome enquiries via our helpline 01728 604008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make specific suggestions tailored to your horse and individual circumstances.
With better diagnostic tools and techniques, ulcers are being more widely diagnosed.
There are three main types:
1. Glandular or mucosal ulcers occur in the lower part of the stomach and are associated with stress.
2. Squamous ulcers occur on the upper part of the stomach and are mainly due to acid splash, such as working a horse on an empty stomach.
3. Pyloric ulcers occur at the junction with the duodenum (first part of the small intestine) and are more likely when the horse has not had access to feed for several hours.
If a horse has been diagnosed or is thought to have ulcers, we would recommend addressing underlying causes and applying the following management practices:
• Provide constant access to water and hay/grazing, ensuring the horse is never without some form of feed (haylage may be too acidic)
• Use feeds that help buffer acid, especially lucerne or sainfoin
• Target feed with Simple System feeds immediately before and after work
• Maximise turn out with company and provide ad lib forage if grazing is limited
Reduce stress in the stable by providing company or at least a stable mirror
• Treat acidic pasture with an appropriate liming agent, such as Equine Calcified Plus
• Break up longer spells of work with short snack breaks every hour
• Use Instant Linseed and/or a Simple System forage balancer for a soothing effect, in every feed until the ulcers are healed
• Avoid any feed containing cereals, pulses (or their by products) straw, wheatfeed, soya or molasses