Does Your Horse Yawn?

We understand yawning to be a sign of tiredness or boredom, but it’s not always the case. A horse that yawns, or curls his top lip regularly (The Flehmen response), could actually be affected by gastric disturbances. This is a common behaviour for horses that smell a unknown, or particularly strong smell, but it needs investigation if a horse displays the … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Horse’s Stomach Healthy and Ulcer-Free

Within the past decade, researchers and vets have realised the worryingly high prevalence of stomach (gastric) ulcers in all types of horses, especially in performance horses. Between 40 and 90% of performance horses have gastric ulcers. Less data has been gathered from leisure horses, but up to 50% may be affected. The term Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) is used … Continue reading

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