נושא : no that's not what i just said
בתגובה ל: In that case - ירון
i said ulcers are implicated in certain cases of anorexia, weightloss, colic and gut perferations.
i didn't use statistics, because i don't have them.
so i never said that EVERY ulcer will lead to colic.
but it is thought (by greater minds than myself and dare i say you) that they play a role in certain colics.
so i don't think you should underestimate the affect that ulcers can have. sure, some will go unnoticed, or may be an incidental finding and some TBs are stoic enough that they wouldn't show any pain anyway, but that doesn't mean you can say that ulcers are harmless.
and btw, how many horses that you know are on Omeprazole in order to prevent ulcers? would trainers really be paying that much if ulcers were harmless?