EGUS is the erosion of the stomach lining due to prolonged exposure to stomach acids. It is an extremely common syndrome in racehorses, performance horses and more common than expected in other horses in work. This condition also is more common in horses that have a history of long-term anti-inflammatory treatment for chronic conditions.
The development and widespread use of the 3-meter endoscope has given vets a tool to visualize the inside of a horse’s stomach and definitively diagnose this problem. Horses with EGUS can exhibit a wide variety of signs, some of which are very subtle.
Treatment should be based on a diagnosis made with an endoscope.
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The prognosis is good with proper diagnosis and treatment, as long as this is the primary problem and is not associated with another underlying disease process.
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