Ulcers

Ulcers may have psychological (stress/work/growth) or dietary causes

Cereal intake should be restricted since high starch content promotes the onset of hyperacidity in the stomach due to the lowered pH.

Various sources of energy are available: starch + sugar/cellulose/vegetable fat

Consumption of adequate quantities (5 to 7 kg) of meadow hay (long fibre to encourage chewing) each day will help limit the development of ulcers.

ROYAL HORSE H 250, H 350 et S 350 (elderly horses) feeds contain clays and sodium bicarbonate to help prevent ulcers.

Contact your veterinary surgeon.