This study was carried out on detection of risk factors for gastric ulcer in the Caspian horses in Iran.
Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Gholamali Moghaddam , Hasanpour A, Nadalian M.G, Mokhberdezfhli M.R
This study was carried out on detection of risk factors for gastric ulcer in the Caspian horses in Iran. Gastric endoscope was performed on 23 Caspian horses to detect of gastric ulcer. Gastric ulcer was observed in 47.8% of horses. In Caspian horses 81.8% of ulcers were in non-glandular region of the stomach and 18.2% were in glandular region. There was a significant difference between glandular and non-glandular stomach regions with regard to ulcer (p<0.01), but no difference was observed in both sexes.
There was a low prevalence of gastric lesion in horses that were received antihelmintic drugs. In present study it was noticed that horses with long term treatment with NSAID had significantly higher prevalence of gastric ulcer in glandular region (p<0.05). Prevalence of gastric ulcer increased with increasing of exercise (p<0.05). There was no difference between serum Na, K, P, Mg, Ca and total protein levels in horses with and without ulcer, but horses with gastric ulcer had a high level of serum fibrinogen (p<0.05).