Which Omeprazole by Abler is the best ulcer medications?
Abler has a range of omeprazole products to suit the fussiest of horses. Anyone will tell you that the method you use, whether it is a paste, tablets or granules, will largely be based on a horse’s individual preferences and often comes down to trial and error. You may already have some experience with administering medication to your horse and know its preferences.
A few words of advice on trying to outsmart the fussiest horse.
If you normally don’t fuss over their feed then pay no more attention to it than normal. When you are adding medication to their feed, the horse will catch on straight away that something is going on. Stay calm and relaxed especially when using a syringe or a balling gun. This will reduce additional stress to both you and your horse and ensure that you are successful with dosage the first time.
The great debate! Omeprazole in granules, paste or tablets
Easily identifiable as little blue pop rocks this formulation of omeprazole is very easy to administer. Covered in an enteric coating it is assured of reaching the stomach.The enteric coating is tasteless, and many owners have found this Abler signature medication to be one of the best even for the fussy horse. By sprinkling, the required dose from the sachet onto your horse’s feed owners can be certain when all has been consumed as the bright blue granules of omeprazole can easily be seen if left at the bottom of the feed bin. If you need to sweeten the deal to get past your horse, then try a treat (preferable horses fav. flavour), mix with oil, apple sauce or molasses. Make a mix with feed. Granules have the right viscosity that won’t start to break the enteric coating down before your horse ingests the dosage. Try kidding the horse if he turns up his nose at the granules. If not on feed, try paste or tablets by Abler.
2/ Oral Paste
Oral paste via a syringe,a tried and tested conventional method for delivering medication to your horse. The advantage in using a syringe to deliver paste is that it ensures there is no spillage as the dosage is delivered directly into the horse mouth. It remains cost effective, and a single daily dose will keep your horse ulcer free. The best ulcer medications is omeprazole in paste if your horse is off feed. Many horse owners first use paste to treat ulcers, once he becomes more comfortable due to the pain of ulcer dissipating (3-4days) to be more cost effective many horse owners then continue treatment and prevention with omeprazole granules.
Tablets like granules are enteric coated and contain omeprazole. There are few options when it comes to administering tablets to your horse. Not ideal for the fussiest of horses, however there are some tricks to adminstration of omeprazole tablets.A balling gun is a syringe like device that assists in delivering the tablet right into the back of the horse’s tongue. Success with a balling gun comes with being confident and calm whilst administering the tablet. If your horse does not appreciate a balling gun, you can cut a small hole out of an apple and insert the tablet into the apple and place it in the cut out of the apple piece. Treat your horse with the apple and ensure they eat the piece whole. If your horse does not mind this application you will find success with treating gastric ulcers.
Whichever product you choose to treat your horse’s gastric ulcers, trust your instincts and listen to, and respect, your horse. No two horses are the same, just as no two owners are the same. Being proactive and using Omeprazole as a preventative will familiarise your horse with the dosage and method of dosage. Daily doses for prevention will ensure that your horse does not suffer the discomfort of gastric ulcers.
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