Originally Posted by amigoboy
No this is how you check for ulcers: Gastric ulcers in horses - YouTube
And as far as the horse in quastion, it may have ulcers (which can be determined by a gastraskopi) but the symptoms described is a bad back.
What is it with horse people that they are always off in never never land looking for problems where there arenŽt any?
Ulcers won't always show up, then you've gone through the trouble of fasting the horse and everything for no reason. I don't believe in scoping. My vet checked my horse the way the other video said and he showed signs, along with my horse being very sensitive to touch on his barrel (I noticed that so I had him checked for ulcers). He found signs, we treated, and guess what?! The sensitivity went away and my horse was calmer overall. My vet is licensed in nine states, and gets flown all over those nine states by clients just so he'll look at their horses. He is very well regarded and he does not believe in scoping for ulcers, perhaps there is a reason, hmm...
And I've yet to find one horse that does not have something going on somewhere, its a by product of us using them for pleasure and how we keep them.
ETA Sorry OP for derailing the thread. Given the horse's history I would say you're dealing with ulcers and back pain.