There are four kinds of horse ulcers, and there are more causes than that. Most people think that horses develop ulcers because of their diet or as a result of stress. While these reasons can cause ulcers, there’s more to the story.
Causes of Horse Ulcers
Horse ulcers occur for a number of different reasons, and it’s important to understand the cause of your horse’s ulcer before you attempt to treat it, since not all treatments are effective for all types of ulcers. Here are some of the causes of horse ulcers:
– Lack of fiber
– Use of NSAIDs like Bute or Banamine
– Interrupted digestion or indigestion
– Physical exercise which causes too much tightening of the abdominal muscles
– Mental or emotional stress and anxiety
Do any of these ring a bell for you or your horse? Learn more about horse ulcers, their causes, and their symptoms in the full article
Coming soon: alternative and inexpensive natural treatments for each type of ulcer … stay tuned!