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Guidelines for equine glandular gastric disease
Guidelines for the management of equine glandular gastric disease (EGGD) have been published, with the aim of improving the management of the condition in practice.
EGGD is a complex syndrome that is distinct from gastric ulceration. It is an inflammatory gastritis (see picture) that has different causes and risk factors from gastric ulcers. As such, medication effective in treating gastric ulceration may be less effective for EGGD.
The new guidelines have been published by a group of equine specialists, based on a review of published and unpublished evidence. They provide veterinary practitioners with up-to-date guidance on risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, dietary management and prevention of EGGD.
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