For the diagnosis of Equine Gastric Ulcer Sydrome (EGUS) - an increasingly diagnosed cause of poor performance aswell as other symptoms such as weight loss, poor appetite, and resistance to ridden work.

Gastroscopy is when an endoscopy is passed down into the stomach and is mostly used for diagnosing gastric ulceration, which can be cause symptoms of discomfort and poor performance in horses. They are often caused by the way a horse is managed and exercised. A horse must be starved overnight before gastrosopy in order to empty the stomach of all food.

The endoscope used for performing gastroscopy is longer than a normal endoscope although it is also passed via the horse's nose. Gastroscopy allows visualisation of all parts of the stomach and the first part of the duodenum.

We work closely with vets who are specialists in equine medicine and usually call them in to perform gastroscopy, as we particularly value their expertise in interpretation of the findings. This procedure can also be carried out at your yard or stables.