Kent Veterinary Center


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Gastroscopy

Gastric ulcers are present in the majority of performance horses, and clinical signs can vary from change in performance, to weight loss, to recurrent colic. The presence of gastric ulcers is confirmed by examining the stomach with gastroscopy, which requires passage of a thin tube down into the horse’s stomach. The video endoscope allows clear visualization of all parts of the stomach, and the images are shown on a large monitor for close examination.