Horse ulcers are a common problem many horse owners face. One of the popularly used treatments for such a condition is omeprazole, and is considered as a very effective to treat equine ulcers. AbPrazole, AbPrazole Plus, AbGard, and AbGard Stable Pack are all products of Abler that contain omeprazole. AbPrazole and AbPrazole Plus contain equine omeprazole granules while AbGard and AbGard Stable Pack take the form of omeprazole oral paste in a syringe.
Ulcers in horses can be prevented when you administer equine omeprazole. Of course, there is not much difference as all these products from Abler contain the same active ingredient, omeprazole, with the only difference – the form of dosage.
Apart from giving equine omeprazole to treat the ulcers, you need to maintain an environment for your horse that is free from stress. You will not only help treat the condition but you can also help avoid its recurrence. Other means of preventing horse ulcers include avoiding high-carbohydrate feeds and excessive use of NSAIDS.
Diets consisting of high carbohydrates can contribute to ulcers in horses. Horses are naturally foragers or free grazers in pasture and their diet highly consists of fiber. If your horse is prone to ulcers, or has experienced ulcers in the past, it might be best for you to provide fibrous feeds instead of those commercial high-grain meals.
Using NSAIDs such as phenylbutazone is common practice in the equine industry. Most horses can just tolerate taking these drugs at doses that are normally prescribed by the veterinarian. However, some horses can develop digestive ulcers when taking NSAIDs -even if the dose is reduced to half of the normal dose. If for instance, an NSAID is necessary, ketoprofen is less likely to produce ulcers compared to phenylbutazone. But if phenylbutazone is the best NSAID to use, consider lowering the dose for your horse.
Using several NSAIDs at one time is not recommended. There are other methods that you can use to ease the pain your horse might be feeling. You might wish to consider chiropractic care or massage treatments to soothe bone and muscle pain in your horse.
Omeprazole can be an expensive medication to be used on your horse especially if several horses in the stable are affected by ulcers. However, AbGard Stable Pack comes to your rescue. AbGard Stable Pack is equine omeprazole paste in a bulk syringe, which can effectively treat and prevent horse ulcers. Many horse owners like to use this product because it gives them better savings, considering that one stable pack can treat up to five horses!
The entire horse industry understands the prevalence of equine ulcers. To be on the safe side treat with equine omeprazole, and what better way to save your money than to use AbGard Stable Pack for the whole stable of horses.