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Holistic Horse Health: Could your happy, well managed colt have horse ulcers?

Cooper is a 3 year old colt with everything going for him. He is on a holistic horse care program and trained with natural horsemanship methods. Cooper’s owner loves him and spends lots of time with him but still horse ulcers are a problem for him. How do we know Cooper has ulcers? We know … Continue Reading »

Horse Ulcers: If Tests Are Negative but Your Horse Still Hurts

What do you do if your equine friend tests negative for horse ulcers but continues to have problems? Well, he might still have horse ulcers … the tests just may not be able to detect the ulcers. Like the term “colic,” the term “horse ulcer” covers a wide variety of issues related to the gut.  … Continue Reading »

Horse Colic: Caused by Emotions?

Most horse owners have dealt with straightforward impaction, gas, or spasmodic colic associated with changes in diet, weather, management, or the environment. Whether you choose to alleviate this kind of horse colic (with known causes) using conventional or homeopathic approaches, you can at least deal directly with the cause. But what if you have a … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: Yes, your horse does have an ulcer

Ulcers in horses are a major problem. The conventional wisdom is that 60% or more of horses in training have ulcers. I believe this is a low estimate. In my opinion there are the horses in training that already have ulcers and the ones that are going to have ulcers. When I talk about horse … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: Bud recovers quickly from a flare up of horse ulcers

Bud, my food sensitivity patient, had a flare up of his horse ulcers this weekend but instead of being set back for a week of more he was eating again in less than an hour. What a miracle compared to a few months ago. A little background. Bud has food sensitivities because he was under … Continue Reading »

Horse ulcers: Bud recovering from food sensitivities March 1 2010 update

The cold winter has been hard on Bud and but he is on the mend again. Chronic horse ulcers like the ones Bud has are tough to heal when stress is ongoing. Between the extreme cold and pain in his TMJ from the original injury Bud has had major stress. Last year Bud broke several … Continue Reading »

Horse Health Care: The Horse Most Likely to Develop Ulcers in Secret

It’s bad enough if your horse develops ulcers, but it is so much worse if your horse develops ulcers and you don’t have a clue until he’s deathly ill. Unfortunately, there are certain horses who are more likely to develop ulcers without showing any outward signs of pain until they are really sick. In terms … Continue Reading »

Horse Health Care: Preventing Horse Ulcers During Antibiotic Therapy

These days, horse lovers are becoming aware of the many factors that can cause horse ulcers. Antibiotic therapy is one of the main culprits, and many horse owners are anxious to prevent ulcers from occurring if their horse must have antibiotic therapy because of an injury or acute illness. But here they run into a … Continue Reading »

Horse Health Care: Preventing Ulcers in Horses Going Into Training

Your proud moment has arrived! You have raised, loved, and nurtured your young horse from the day she was born … and now it is time to send her into training. She’s got the perfect conformation, attitude, and breeding for her chosen discipline, and you just can’t wait to see how she turns out. You … Continue Reading »

Horse Health Care: 11 Ways to Keep a Confined Horse Happy

Most horses are happiest living in a pasture, and if your horse gets injured, most minor injuries will heal just as well with the horse turned out. Occasionally, however, a serious injury requires stall confinement. Prolonged stall confinement can lead to stomach ulcers or vices, such as cribbing or weaving. Here are 11 ways you … Continue Reading »

Horse Ulcers: Does Your Horse Need an Osteopath?

As you are no doubt aware by now, since I’ve been hammering on the subject mercilessly, there are four kinds of horse ulcers. But how can you diagnose what kind of ulcer your horse has? You may not be able to do that by yourself because the symptoms of all four kinds of horse ulcers … Continue Reading »

Horse Ulcers: Treating the Nervous Horse

Not all horse ulcers are the same so not all horse ulcer treatments should be the same. I treat a lot of horses with ulcers, and one of the most misunderstood kinds of ulcers are those that occur in nervous horses. While many researchers deny that nervous tension can cause ulcers, I disagree. Of the … Continue Reading »

Horse Ulcers: Inexpensive Natural Options to Gastroguard

I hate seeing people walk out of a veterinary clinic carrying $1,000 worth of Gastroguard to treat their horse’s ulcer. Yikes! Not that this and other similar products were not lifesavers before we learned to use natural options instead … but these days I prefer to use natural herbs and supplements if possible to not … Continue Reading »

Horse Ulcers: Not All Treatments Work the Same

People dealing with horse ulcers often read my material on holistic treatments for ulcers, and then write me complaining that some of the treatments were not very effective on their horses. I agree. Not all treatments for horse ulcers are equally effective for every horse and every ulcer. That is because horses can develop four … Continue Reading »

Horse Ulcers: Is Your Horse in the Wrong Career?

Horses can develop ulcers for all kinds of reasons, and one of the biggest reasons I see horses develop ulcers is from the emotional stress of having the wrong career. Researchers rule out nervous stress as a cause for ulcers, but I disagree. My experience has been that I see more ulcers in horses who … Continue Reading »

Horse Ulcer Symptoms

Horse ulcers are a big topic these days with horse owners. Horses are highly prone to ulcers when under stress, whether physical, mental, or emotional stress. Physical causes of stress include diet, heavy training, injuries, chiropractic issues, and extreme weather. Mental and emotional stress can also cause horse ulcers. This kind of stress can happen … Continue Reading »

Horse Ulcers and the Different Causes

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, … Continue Reading »

Horse Ulcers: The Four Types

These days most horse owners are clued-up enough to know that horse ulcers exist, as well as treatments. Some horse owners may even know some of the symptoms related to horse ulcers, including weight loss, colic, lack of appetite, pawing, and poor performance. But that’s about as much as many people know about horse ulcers … Continue Reading »