Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome - A Discussion of Treatment Options

Published by American College of Apothecaries and Texas Pharmacy Association


This program is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant-in-aid from Letco Med.

Activity Description:
Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) is common in horses and foals and has several causative factors that can be influenced by human interventions. In this activity potential causes and treatment options will be discussed. Pharmacists and technicians will have a better understanding of both the inherent physiological differences and external factors that lead to gastric ulcers in the horse as well as the interventions and treatment options available.

Pharmacist & Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the two main types (and locations) of gastric ulcers common to equine gastric ulcer disease
2. Discuss the volume of acid produced by the equine stomach as a potential causative factor for developing gastric ulcers
3. List 4 causes of equine gastric ulcer syndrome
4. Discuss treatment options for equine gastric ulcer syndrome

Accreditation Information:
This is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians.

ACPE logo The American College of Apothecaries (ACA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACA has accredited this program for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians. UAN: 0201-9999-19-038-H01-P and UAN: 0201-9999-19-038-H01-T.

If you are interested in earning credit for this program, please note that you will be asked to enter your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth during the credit selection step of the registration process. If you have not yet registered your NABP e-Profile ID, please visit www.nabp.net.

This program contains a post-test that must be passed in order to earn CE.

Seth DePasquale, RPh, FACA, FACVP
Co-Owner / Consultant - BET Pharmacy / PharmacyInspection.com
Seth DePasquale consults compounding pharmacies through pharmacyinspection.com. He also co-owns and operates BET Pharm, a compounding pharmacy specializing in long-acting injectable hormone formulations for equine reproduction. He is the pharmacist-in-charge and operator of BET’s sterile compounding facility located in Lexington, Kentucky.

Seth provides a remarkable perspective and grasp of the processes, procedures and operational aspects of aseptic processing of high risk hazardous...More

Originally Published

June 7, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome - Video

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