A slight burning sensation in the stomach or a common case of heartburn can cause so much discomfort, and pain to us. Imagine a horse suffering a stomach ulcer and running in races and competitive events.
Ulcers can affect horses of any age and aren’t necessarily associated with older horses. In fact, the foals are more susceptible to stomach ulcers as they begin secreting equine gastric acid within 2 days of birth and the acidity of the gastric acid is higher than normal. The ulcer syndrome is a condition prevalent in 70-90% of the horses. Ulcers in horses are very common among horses and only four to ten percent of these heal without any formal treatment.