How to detect equine ulcers
A horse can go from having no gastric irritation to having ulcers in as little as 5 days. Dr. DePaolo’s easy do-it-yourself method of palpating acupuncture points can be a great indication of the presence of painful and debilitating ulcers. Gastro-intestinal erosions are the single most preventable syndrome that plagues domesticated horses today.
Ulcers are the most common cause of:
- Intermittent colic
- Dead sided
- Stall walking
- Teeth grinding
- Kicking out
By learning to find and palpate certain acupuncture points closely associated with digestion, you will be able to discover when your horse is suffering from this health and performance robbing syndrome. In this video, Dr. Mark DePaolo will show you how to detect for these painful and debilitating ulcers.
For a more in-depth look at ulcers, we encourage you to read the nutrition and ulcer articles in the Health Library on our website.
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