A reliable technique to verify if your horse has ulcers.
The reason your equine vet will recommend a gastroscopy is because they suspect the horse has an ulcer. Equine ulcers are very common and can cause signs of colic, weight loss, poor performance, and other symptoms Gastroscopy is also used to identify tumors, impactions, and other issues. Gastroscopy is the ONLY way to accurately diagnose stomach ulcers in horses.
Equine gastroscopy is a procedure used to view the inside of a horse’s stomach. The procedure uses a 10-foot (3 meter) long endoscope/camera (shown right) passed into the stomach via the nose. This procedure can only be performed on an empty stomach so be sure to follow the preparatory instructions prior to this procedure.