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Study scopes gastric ulcers in sport horses

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A STUDY to assess the prevalence of gastric ulcers in British sport horses was launched on May 9 at Maizey Manor Farm in Wiltshire, the yard of event rider, Catherine Burrell. Speaking at the launch, equine practitioner Richard Hepburn, who is heading the ‘InnerVision’ study, said: ‘Gastric ulceration in sports horses is poorly understood, especially compared with racehorses. But what we do know is that it's a very important factor in the performance and wellbeing of many horses in training and competition.’ …

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