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Similar Signs: Ulcers or Grass-Affected or Both?

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Similar Signs: Ulcers or Grass-Affected or Both?

The symptoms of ulcers and the symptoms of being Grass Affected can be confusingly similar so therefore it is best not to leap to the conclusion that your horse has ulcers without considering other causes as well. Most common are gastric or stomach ulcers. The reason is that horses have a smaller stomach than other animals. This is why they cannot handle large amounts of food. Instead they are meant to graze for most of the day so the stomach has a continuous trickle of fibrous material going through. Horses require a steady flow of acid for digestion so the...

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