Gastric Ulcers Explained


Richard Hepburn BVSc MS(Hons) CertEM(IntMed) DipACVIM MRCVS, Specialist in gastroenterology, neurology and intensive care at B&W Equine Vets explains all about Gastric Ulcers; what are they; different types; what are the signs; how do we treat them plus how different disciplines effect the horses stomach.

Dicky has served on the ACVIM credentials committee and is currently Chair of the ACVIM large animal specialty exam committee and co-chair of the ACVIM advanced continuing education committee. He is an FEI official treating vet at Badminton and Blenheim Horse Trials, and was a clinic specialist in the onsite equine hospital at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Richard has provided some images below to help explain the different sections of the stomach and examples of types of Gastric Ulcers. On the left is the ECEIM Consensus Statement from the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine which explains in depth the different diseases.

Consensus Statements of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM) provide veterinar- ians with guidelines regarding the pathophysiology, diagnosis, or treatment of equine internal medicine diseases.

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