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article formatEquine Ulcers and GI HealthMost Performance Horses Thought to Have UlcersCindy Hale for HorseChannel.comResearch published in 2005 revealed the presence of ulcers in the colons of performance horses. According to the study, conducted by Frank Pellegrini, DVM, 63 percent of horses involved in competition sports, ranging from dressage to racing, suffered from colonic ulceration.
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article formatEquine Ulcers and GI HealthPerformance Horse: Attitude Problem or Ulcer?Madalyn Ward, DVM for horse911.comHorses can’t use words to communicate with us so they have to send us signals when things aren’t right. How many times do we confuse their attempts to communicate with a bad attitude? When a horse is punished for trying to communicate it causes him even more stress and discomfort, and the downward spiral continues. How many good horses have had their careers cut short because of discomfort from ulcers? Find out the warning signs and symptoms for equine gastric ulcers.
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pdf formatEquine Ulcers and GI HealthThe Equine StomachA.M. Merritt, DVMA personal perspective on the equine stomach.
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article formatEquine Ulcers and GI HealthUlcers & Post Colic Surgery Discussion on ulcers and post colic surgery on HorseAdvice.com
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pdf formatEquine Ulcers and GI HealthUlcers in Stomach & Colon Frank M. Andrews, DVM, MSEquine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) and Right Dorsal Colitis (RDC) are common in performance horses. A study on how to diagnose and treat different cases and varieties.
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article formatEquine Ulcers and GI HealthUlcers Shown to Affect Horses Without Risk FactorsErin Ryder for thehorse.comA study showing that broodmares at pasture are likely to have ulcers. Conducted by Sarah S. le Jeune, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ECVS, staff veterinarian at the University of California.
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pdf formatEndotoxemia and the Equine MesentryMesenteric Arterionecrosis in Natural and Experimental Equine EndotoxaemiaM. Oikawa; N. Masawa and H. YoshikawaTo test the hypothesis that mesenteric arterionecrosis (MA) occurs in horses with naturally occurring endotoxaemia (ET) and in those with experimentally induced ET, the mesentery and gastrointestinal tract of 21 Thoroughbred racehorses (15 with spontaneous colic suspected to be due to ET, and six with experimentally induced ET) were examined.
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pdf formatEndotoxemia and the Equine MesentryArterionecrosis of the Equine Mesentery in Naturally Occurring EndotoxaemiaM. Oikawa; T. Ueno and H. YoshikawaThis report describes the mesenteric arteriolar lesions in a Thoroughbred racehorse with endotoxaemia due to colic.
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pdf formatEndotoxemia and the Equine MesentryEquine Endotoxemia: Pathomorphological Aspects of Endotoxin-induced Damage in Equine Mesenteric ArteriesM. Oikawa and J. ShigaThis study was conducted to evaluate the effects of endotoxin on the morphology of the equine mesenteric vasculature, each of two thoroughbred horses were given two intravenous injections (24 h apart) of a sublethal dose of endotoxin (10 lg/kg).
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pdf formatColic in HorsesPrevalence, Demographics, and Risk Factors of ColicNathaniel A. White II, DVM, MSColic is one of the most difficult diseases to study with epidemiologic methods due to the large number of diseases, which create the signs of colic. Making a specific diagnosis is not always possible in horses with colic; therefore classification of the simple colic is a challenge. Information about incidence, mortality, and risk factors is helpful to the clinician in making decisions about individual cases as well as herd problems. An overview of the prevalence, demographics and risk factors of colic.
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pdf formatFeeding and NutritionDigestion Coefficients, Blood Glucose Levels and Molar Percentage of Volatile Acids in Intestinal Fluid of Ponies Fed Varying Forage-Grain RatiosH.F. Hintz; R.A. Argenzio and H.F. Schryver This study was conducted to test the digestion coefficients, blood glucose levels, and molar percentage of volatile acids in intestinal fluid of ponies fed varying forage-grain ratios.
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pdf formatFeeding and NutritionFeeding and Digestive Problems in Horses: Physiologic Responses to a Concentrated MealClarke, L.L; Roberts, M.C.; Argenzio R.A.Association of feeding practices with development of digestive disorders in horses is reviewed.
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pdf formatFeeding and NutritionEffects of Direct-Fed Microbial Supplementation on Digestibility and Fermentation End-Products in Horses Fed low- and high-starch concentratesK.L. Swyers; A.O. Burk; T.G. Harstock, E.M. Ungerfeld, and J.L. SheltonA study was conducted to determine whether direct-fed microbials (DFM) could be used to increase digestibility and minimize the risk of acidosis associated with feeding an increase in the amount of starch fed to horses.
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pdf formatFeeding and NutritionFeeding and Microbial Disorders in Horses Part 1 – Effects of an Abrupt Incorporation of Two Levels of Barley in a Hay Diet on Microbial Profile and ActivitiesA. de Fombelle, V. Julliand; C. Drogoul and E. JacototCecal and colonic fluid samples collected from three ponies were analyzed to determine the effects of an abrupt incorporation of barley in a hay diet on their microbial and biochemical characteristics.
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pdf formatFeeding and NutritionFeeding and Microbial Disorders in Horses Part 3 – Effects of Three Hay:Grain Ratios on Microbial Profile and Activities” V. Julliand; A. de Fombelle, C. Drogoul and E. JacototCecal and colonic fluid contents were collected from three ponies and analyzed to determine the effects of three hay:barley ratios on their microbial and biochemical characteristics.
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pdf formatFeeding and NutritionIn Vitro Effects of Cecal Contents Incubated with Corn StarchDouglas J. Weiss, DVM PhD; Oral A. Evanson, BS Benedict; T. Green, MS; David R. Brown, PhDThe objective of this experiment was to study the in vitro effects of cecal contents incubated with corn starch on colonic permeability in horses.
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