Unfortunately, the occurrence of gastric ulcers (or Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome, EGUS) is a common condition in horses, and is particularly prevalent in horses in training. Symptoms of stomach ulcers can be vague, but can include attitude changes, dullness, poor or reduced performance, poor condition, decreased appetite, and colic. Horses can also develop respiratory tract diseases that are best evaluated through use of endoscopy. Endoscopy is a procedure where a long tube with a small camera on the end is used to visualize the esophagus and stomach, or the patient's airways. SEVS has access to the use of an endoscope in an in-hospital setting. Please give us a call at 336-595-6540 to discuss whether your horse is a good candidate for endoscopy.