Does my horse have gastric ulcers?

Gastric ulcers can affect a horse of any age and discipline.  The majority of horses with gastric ulcers are under heavy stress, such as performance or race horses.  However, retired pasture horses, non-performance horses, and even foals are susceptible to gastric ulcers.   What are gastric ulcers? Gastric ulcers are erosions in the lining of […]

Colic Surgery Reimbursement

Platinum Performance recently introduced their new EQCO Coverage program, which will allow up to $10,000 in colic surgery reimbursement for qualified horses enrolled in the program. The plan has two levels: Wellness Coverage Plan – colic surgery reimbursement up to $8,000 Horse must be enrolled and eligible, current on wellness services from their veterinarian, and […]

What is colic in horses?

The Big “C” The number one killer of horses is colic. Colic is not a disease, but rather a combination of signs that alert us to abdominal pain in the horse. Colic can range from mild to severe, but it should never be ignored. Many of the conditions that cause colic can become life threatening […]