Why is your horse off its feed? This is usually an indicator that something could be wrong especially if your horse is generally a good eater and now has a changed in attitude towards eating. We all know that every horse normally has a good appetite and if a horse is picky with its feed there is usually a reason. That reason can be anything from over training to a health problem or pain. A horse that used to eat well but has suddenly become a “Picky Eater” certainly raises the question. Do I need gastric ulcer medications?
With ulcers, for instance, there might be no visible symptoms, but the horse just isn’t doing well. Sometimes these horses eat, but not enough, or may be really picky about what they eat or some of them dive right into their feed, then slow down or back off. This can be a sign of ulcers, because the food is irritating the stomach lining and the horse becomes uncomfortable.
You should not just look at this symptom in isolation. The most conclusive analysis would be to have your veterinarian conduct an endoscopy. But if this is not possible other signs and symptoms to look for are:
- Poor Appetite
- A Dull Coat
- Teeth Grinding
- Mild bouts of Colic
- Weight Loss
- Maintaining Optimum Weight
- Poor Performance
Before you start a Gastric Ulcer Horse Treatment it is best to understand what is causing yours horses condition. At this point do not disregard the importance of dental hygiene which could be a factor causing changed eating habits. It’s fairly obvious that if it’s painful to chew, some horses will not eat much, not even a favourite treat. Also water intake is a very important factor in your horse’s diet. Water helps dilute the gastric fluid which has the effect of reducing acidity in the stomach.
Even though horses have been domesticated, their instincts and physiology still demand and “in the wild environment”. The horse’s natural habitat is to graze continuously throughout the day in wide open spaces. It has been well documented that stress is a major contributor in the development of gastric ulcers. There are many situations that can cause stress in your horse, from transportation, to the rigours of competitions or even long periods confined to a stall. Each horse is different and only you know your horse and what is causing the stress in his life.
What affordable gastric ulcer medications are there for the picky eater?
Many customers who regularly purchase the popular Abprazole easy to use gastric ulcer treatment were also looking for an affordable treatment when their horse is off his feed. other purchase Paste as they follow the more tradition method of administration. Or horse is off feed 100%.
Love the Abprazole granules, they are affordable and easy to administer, but now, my horse is off his feed. My Vet suggested to use Omeprazole Paste in a syringe, and once back on his feed continue the Gastric Ulcer treatment with the granules. This combination of paste and granules really helped my picky eater get back on his feed within a few days of using the paste.
Mandy R- Utah USA
The benefit of this bundle pack is the Abgard paste is directly administered via the horses mouth ensuring that a gastric ulcer horse treatment is highly effective. Improvement in eating habits are usually seen within the first 3-4 days. Once your horse is back on his feed, you can introduce the Abprazole granules into his diet by top dressing the granules to his feed. At Abler we have recognised that all horses are individuals and one application may not be the solution for all horses.
Abler has made it easy for you to select the correct dosage for Treatment and Prevention/Maintenance for AbGard and AbPrazole.
Treatment and Prevention Regime by Weight using both AbGard & AbPrazole
(Paste and/or granules)
|Horse weight 1000lb/550kg|
|Treatment||Cost $7.00 per day|
|Prevention||Cost $1.75 per day|
|Horse weight 1200lb/544kg|
|Treatment||Cost $7.50 per day|
|Prevention||Cost $3.50 per day|
It may take some trial and error to figure out what works best for your horse, but making the appropriate dietary changes and the option of an affordable equine gastric ulcer treatment could be the answer for that horse of yours who won’t eat!