Nutrition

Grass founder

Founder (or laminitis) is a debilitating and painful condition of horses, ponies and donkeys. There are a number of conditions such as colic, retained membranes, grain gorging and obesity that can cause a horse to founder. At certain times of the year, a common cause of a foundering horse is ‘grass founder'.  Read more

 

Equine gastric ulcer syndrome

Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) refers to the presence of ulcers (a localized erosion) in the stomach of the horse. 
The horse's stomach is divided into two parts: the upper half has a squamous lining, while the lower half has a glandular lining; the cells of this lower half produce hydrochloric acid. Ulcers are most commonly found in the squamous part of the stomach.  Read more

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