Bob Friendship University of Guelph

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Gastric Ulcers

Publish Date: 04/09/2012

The first description of gastric ulcers was written in 1897, but the condition remained as a rare or undiagnosed problem until the 1950’s and 60’s. Outbreaks of gastric ulcers coincided with the introduction of modern feeding and husbandry practices such as the use of grain-based processed feeds and confinement rearing. Today gastric ulceration is a common problem almost everywhere in the world, and a major cause of mortality and economic loss, as well as a welfare concern.


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