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Ask the Vet: Horse Ulcers

Horse Ulcers
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MichaelDym, V.M.D.
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Dym has over 19 years of experience and dedication to enhancing the overall health and well-being of pets. His commitment and passion for pet health continuously drives him to learn more about the art and science of homeopathy through ongoing training and education.

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Date: Apr 23, 2019
Category: Horse Ulcers
Pet Type: Horse
Topic: Horse Ulcers

Question:Hi Dr. Michael, Hope you are doing well. I am writing to you about my 23 year old Paso Fino Gelding 13.1 pony. He is extremely difficult keeper. He is unable to gain and maintain weight, he cribs, his personality has been grumpy lately, when he eats it takes him all day long. We just wormed him and floated his teeth recently. Our vet thinks it could be a pallet issue but my gut tells me it could be ulcers. But I don't really want to have an endoscopy done for a 23 year old horse. We have him on 24/7 pasture grass turnout but he has access to his 2nd cut Timothy hay all the time. He gets fed 1 quart of triple crown senior grain twice a day (2quarts of grain per day). He is on one prascend tablet per day because of his Cushing's disease, he also gets 1/2 lb of legends lowcarb balancer twice daily. He also gets msm for his arthritis one time a day. Any suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Nicole Harland nharland93@gmail.com

Answer:We are solely small animal veterinarians (just dogs and cats) so consult a large animal veterinarian for advice about your pony. You can speak directly to one on sites like Justanswer.com for a small fee.

Date: Mar 16, 2019
Category: Horse Ulcers
Pet Type: Horse
Topic: Ulcers

Question:Hi my horse has front and hind ulcers and i am currently treating them but I was wondering if it is ok to ride and lunge still.

Answer:I am solely a small animal veterinarian (just dogs and cats) so consult a large animal veterinarian for the best advice about your horse. If it can't wait until your veterinarian opens, you can speak directly to large animal veterinarians on platforms like Justanswer.com for a small fee.

Date: Jan 7, 2019
Category: Horse Ulcers
Pet Type: Horse
Topic: Ulcer

Question:Hi, we got a pony about 6 weeks ago and had her vet checked and everything was good. A few weeks ago she started becoming skiddish and her lower part of her belly is sensitive to the touch, while brushing, and sometime putting on her girth. She know bites doing these things when before she did not. I started to think maybe a ulcer? Our trainer said to buy over the counter Omeprazole rather than spending so much with Gastroguard. Will these work? I was also starting her on a daily probiotic. Can i due damage by treating her for an ulcer if she didnt have one, since I never had her scoped to be 100% sure.

Answer:We are solely small animal veterinarians, so consult a large animal veterinarian for help with your horse. JustAnswer.com is a great place to hook up with a veterinarian immediately - they charge a small fee.

Date: Dec 12, 2018
Category: Horse Ulcers
Pet Type: Horse
Topic: combination of medicines

Question:How should I administer Sucralfate and Esomeprazole to my horse that has palpated to moderate ulcer conditions. Can one be given in the feed ( Esomeprazole) and the other ( Sucralfate) approximately 1 hour prior to his am and pm feeding? Thank You

Answer:We are solely small animal veterinarians, so consult a large animal veterinarian for help with your horse. JustAnswer.com is a great place to hook up with a veterinarian immediately - they charge a small fee.

Date: Feb 19, 2018
Category: Horse Ulcers
Pet Type: Horse
Topic: alternative treatments

Question:7 yo OTTB eventer. ridden 5-6x/week. limited turnout due to recent weather and limited space. constant access to hay and fed 9lbs of grain total a day. I can't afford Ulcergaurd. He is already on aloe vera and rice bran oil. What do you recommend?

Answer:We are solely small animal veterinarians, so consult a large animal veterinarian for help with your horse. JustAnswer.com is a great place to hook up with a veterinarian immediately - they charge a small fee.

Date: Sep 23, 2017
Category: Horse Ulcers
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Concern.

Question:Im concerned about a growth on my dogs inner leg. The closest description i could find was a horse ulcer and i am not 100% sure what that is, an unlcer is the closest description. Please email the address above so i can respond with a picture. She had had it for almost one year. It has burst and we cleaned it and removed what seemed to be the head of the infection. Its soft to the touch. it continues to refil with a bloody liquid whenever emptied. It doesnt seem to be causing her pain; however im concerened for her heath. Thank you for taking the time to read my email.

Answer:I don't know what you mean by a "horse ulcer" or a "unlcer" - (I even Googled both to see if it was some regional term for something I am familiar with). I can't see your email address in my list. Definitely your best bet is to have your veterinarian check it out and run some tests on it - even if I saw a picture of it, I would still need to do a fine needle aspirate or a biopsy to tell you what it is.


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