A gastroscope (like an endoscope) is a long (3 meter) camera used to diagnose equine gastric ulcer syndrome.
Gastric ulcers are very common especially in the equine athlete. Many horses are affected yet show no or little clinic signs of this painful disorder.
Some risk factors for developing gastric ulcers include:
- Change in routine
- Intense training/exercise
- Administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (especially those administered over a long period of time)
- Diet low in roughage or high in concentrate (grain)
- Irregular or few feedings per day
The gold standard for diagnosing equine gastric ulcers is gastroscopy. Lukas Equine is equipped with a portable on-site gastroscope as needed for your horse.
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