Gastroscopy

Gastric health issues can cause problems for horses, but we work to diagnose and treat any concerns quickly and efficiently.

If your horse suffers from any of the following symptoms, they may be suffering from equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS):


· Weight loss


· Lack of appetite


· Poor performance


· Behaviour changes


· Repeat bouts of mild colic


EGUS involves erosion of the horse’s stomach lining due to prolonged or excessive stomach acid exposure and can affect as many as one in three equines.


The first step in investigating EGUS is to book an appointment to see one of our vets. If the vet suspects your horse has EGUS, they will recommend a gastroscope which involves passing a camera up your horses nose and down into the stomach.


Depending on what the vet sees, they will then work with you to develop a treatment plan to suit both you and your horse’s needs.