Wherever there is stress, there can be stomach ulcers.

Horses become stressed for many reasons. New feed schedule? That can do it. Trailering? That too. Even the smallest changes in routine can trigger stress which can lead to equine gastric ulcers.

Two out of three competitive horses have ulcers, but even horses that stay at home can be at risk.†,1 This painful condition can keep your horse from feeling and performing their best.

Don't just wonder if your horse has ulcers, find out for sure. Ask your veterinarian about diagnostic options to determine if your horse may be suffering from Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome.

Your veterinarian may recommend a gastroscopy or "scoping". Scoping allows your vet to view your horse's stomach lining and determine the presence and severity of ulcers.

Learn more about scoping and what it takes to maintain your horse’s gastric health.

Scoping 101

What’s involved in getting your horse scoped.

Non-racing, competitive horses

1 Mitchell RD. Prevalence of gastric ulcers in hunter/jumper and dressage horses evaluated for poor performance. Association for Equine Sports Medicine, September 2001.

Contact Your Veterinarian

To learn more about gastric health, ask your veterinarian about your horse’s risk for ulcers and how to prevent them.

Additional Resources

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: ULCERGARD can be used in horses that weigh at least 600 lbs. Safety in pregnant mares has not been determined. Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children. In case of ingestion, contact a physician.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: The safety of GASTROGARD paste has not been determined in pregnant or lactating mares. For use in horses and foals 4 weeks of age and older. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of ingestion, contact a physician. For prescribing information, click here.