Majority of show horses will suffer from digestive ulcers. Usually, this type of condition will affect any breed of horse at any age.
What Causes Horse Ulcers?
Acid released by the stomach without any feed is believed to be the main reason why such a condition occurs. The stomach of a horse secretes gastric acid continuously and cumulatively, which also means that constant roughage consumption together with saliva production must be required to compensate for the acidic mechanism of the stomach. Horse training can be stressful for the animal; add it with feeding high-energy diets and they could lose their appetite. Losing interest in eating only means no constant chewing, resulting to less saliva production. It is important for horses to continually secrete saliva because it is rich in bicarbonate enzymes which help neutralize gastric acidity. Because horses are naturally grazers, their gut could quickly become acidic especially when they stop chewing. As for horses that are stabled, chewing constantly does not take place because feeding is controlled. This is why acid level in the stomach increases and ulcers then form.
Equine Omeprazole – AbGard Stable Pack: The Perfect Treatment for Digestive Ulcers
There are many ways to manage ulcers in horses. Apart from feeding the horse sufficient roughage, and avoiding training while on an empty stomach, horses must be given preventive medication. It may be generalized that stabled horses are prone to such ulcers so prevention, in this case, is the best management. Equine Omeprazole is the main treatment for ulcers in horses. Omeprazole functions by suppressing acid production thereby reducing the risks for ulcer formation.
AbGard Stable Pack is a product from Abler that works effectively to treat digestive ulcers in horses. Each formulation comes in a bulk syringe – of a daily dose to treat up to five horses weighing
560kg (1250 lb). The syringe is calibrated with markings that make it easy for you to adjust the dose of the paste required according to the weight of the horse. This way, you can really ensure the right dosing will be given according to the horse’s weight.
AbGard Stable Pack is both affordable and convenient in the form of an oral paste. Abler also stock the same formulation in a granule form – AbPrazole . Whether you choose AbGard Stable Pack or AbPrazole both products are effective and a truly economic alternative to manage horse ulcers.