Gastroscopy uses a video endoscopy to view and capture images of the horse’s stomach. It is used to identify and diagnose Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome. Mild sedation ensures the horse stays calm and stress free throughout the procedure.
Gastric Ulcers are much more common than you think, and can be exceptionally painful for your horse. Recent studies have shown up to 53% of leisure horses suffer from Gastric Ulcers.
Using the endoscope we are able to see whether ulcers are present, their type and severity. There are two main types of ulcer which occur in different parts of the stomach.