I’ve recently been at the boarding farm for some of my gelding’s recent meals and I was struck by how angry he seemed while eating his grain. He is knocking the bucket around violently, nearly spilling the grain, and only eating about half before returning to his hay. Eventually he does finish the grain. Previously he would eat calmly and eat every last drop.
I can’t say I’ve noticed other classic ulcer symptoms in him.
I did move him to a new farm a few months ago so the stress from the move could contribute to ulcers. On the other hand, the farm is gradually switching his grain because the previous type was discontinued. Maybe he just hates the new kind?
Also, if it does sound like ulcers, I would like to know if I can try a treatment of gastrogard without getting him scoped? Funds are low at the moment due to other vet bills I have had recently and I really do not want to spend the money right now to scope.
Thank you in advance!