Emily Gasparre Pony games | 2 Questions | 7 Answers

I have a horse that we think has stomach ulcers and we are wondering what would be the best way to fix it? Thanks

I have a horse that we think has stomach ulcers and we are wondering what would be the best way to fix it? Thanks
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Hi Emily, first I would talk to your vet and if your horse has been diagnosed with ulcers, he needs treatment as described by your vet. But keeping your horse on a medication like Omeprazole is no longterm solution. It‘s extremly expensive and doesn‘t solve the bigger problem...effectlively maintaining the acid necessary for digestion without causing stomach ulcers.
talk to your vet #1 and TONS OF GRASS
Hi Emily, gastric ulcers are common in horses. Gastric ulcers are most commonly treated with Gastroguard, a proton pump inhibitor, which is not cheap but is effective. A horse suffering from gastric ulcers will also need their management reviewed in order to reduce the likelihood of the ulcers reoccuring. Susceptible horses should have: plenty of time at pasture, continuous access to forage when stabled, minimal stress, a reduced level of training and reduced levels of grain and concentrates in the diet.
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