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Equine Ulcers: Your Horse At Risk: Free Webinar Coming on TheHorse.com

Lexington, Ky. – Sign up now for the free Webinar on Equine Ulcers: Your Horse At Risk, scheduled for March 26, 2009, at 8 pm EST, presented by TheHorse.com and sponsored by Merial Animal Health. Registered participants will be able to watch a live presentation and ask questions of the experts prior to, and during, the live event.

The free Webinar will be presented by Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, the director of Louisiana State University's Equine Health Studies Program. Andrews will be assisted in answering questions by Frank Hurtig, DVM, MBA, director of Veterinary Services at Merial.

Did you know that research has shown horses start developing gastric ulcers within three days of a stressful event? Something as simple as hauling your horse to a show or trail ride can incite equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS). Some researchers suggest that up to 50% of “normal” backyard horses have ulcers, including broodmares and young horses.

For more than a decade equine gastric ulcer syndrome and colonic ulcers have been linked to performance and health problems in horses. Today, research continues to improve our understanding of ulcers, and the results are beginning to help veterinarians develop new strategies for prevention and treatment.

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For more information on the basics of Equine Ulcers: Your Horse At Risk, and how to protect your horses from this disease, sign up now by visiting: TheHorse.com/Webinars.

 

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