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The equine stomach: aggression and defense mechanisms of the mucosal

José Ramón Martinez Aranzales Geraldo Eleno Silveira Alves About the authors

The equine stomach has anatomical and physiological peculiarities that facilitate the production of inflammatory, degenerative and obstructive disorders, besides being sensitive to external factors changes. The gastric surface is covered by squamous epithelium and glandular epithelium with poor and efficient mechanisms of protection respectively. In clinical practice, increased prevalence and incidence are common due to local and remote processes.

horse; glandular epithelium; hydrochloric acid; cytoprotection

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