“Not every horse coming out of training will have ulcers but it is commonly accepted that over 90% of horses leaving the training environment will have ulcers to some degree, so it is something that should be considered particularly if your horse does not seem to be carrying the weight he should, is a bit tetchy when being brushed between the front legs and around the girth area and/or when being girthed up or just doesn’t seem to be quite so blooming in his coat as he should be. The presence of gastric and/or hindgut ulcers can also be the reasoning behind poor performance such as refusals, napping, resistance to the leg, difficulty with extended strides and canter issues.”

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