Date: December 17, 2021
Owner: Erica Celluci
Referring Veterinarian: Dr. Jenna Donaldson
History: Tiki, a 14-year-old Warmblood mare, presented with a history of occasional difficult behavior under saddle. Gastroscopy on November 19 revealed mild-moderate glandular inflammation. Since moving to a new barn while on treatment with EOC oil, Tiki has shown improvement in her behavior.
Gastroscopy: Upper or Squamous Region: No ulceration was noted along the greater curvature, lesser curvature, or within the esophagus. A cluster of bot larvae were present along the margo plicatus.
Lower or Glandular Region: There was mild, multifocal, slightly raised and inflamed glandular ulceration surrounding the pylorus. The duodenum appeared within normal limits.
Diagnosis: Mild glandular inflammation - improved; bot larvae
1. Equine Omega Complete (EOC) oil: Give give 4 pumps, 1 time daily, long-term.
2. Ivermectin + praziquantel (ie. Eqvalan Gold): Give as per label directions, one time.
Summary: Gastroscopy revealed improvement in Tiki’s previously-identified glandular ulceration. Glandular ulceration typically requires a minimum of 8-12 weeks of treatment for resolution. Therefore, continued administration of the EOC oil is recommended. Please also avoid the use of bute, Banamine and Previcox if possible, maximize turnout, and offer some alfalfa hay or cubes with Tiki’s grain meals. Regular work of low-medium intensity is recommended during this healing period.
Thank you for entrusting us with Tiki’s care; she is a lovely mare and a pleasure to work with. Sincerely, Sarah Shaw, DVM, DACVIM
Above – December 17, 2021 – No squamous ulceration was noted along the greater or lesser curvature. The previously-noted glandular ulceration appeared mild, less inflamed, less swollen, and overall improved.
Below – November 19, 2021 – No squamous ulceration was appreciated along the greater or lesser curvature. There was mild-moderate glandular ulceration in the pyloric antrum.
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