Evaluation of diet as a cause of gastric ulcers in horses.

  title={Evaluation of diet as a cause of gastric ulcers in horses.},
  author={Jenifer Ann Nadeau and F M Andrews and Alan G. Mathew and Robert A. Argenzio and James T. Blackford and Morgan E. H. Sohtell and Arnold M. Saxton},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  volume={61 7},
OBJECTIVE To measure pH, volatile fatty acid (VFA) concentrations, and lactate concentrations in stomach contents and determine number and severity of gastric lesions in horses fed bromegrass hay and alfalfa hay-grain diets. ANIMALS Six 7-year-old horses. PROCEDURE A gastric cannula was inserted in each horse. Horses were fed each diet, using a randomized crossover design. Stomach contents were collected immediately after feeding and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, and 24 hours after… CONTINUE READING


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