Princess is a 28 year old ex-racehorse. She is the pickiest horse EVER.
Most horses in the barn go crazy at feed time neighing, stamping, knocking empty feed buckets, so anxious to eat but not Princess.
She would look at her grain perhaps take a couple bites then walk away. Finally the diagnosis of gastric ulcer disease came to be widely known and a light bulb went off in my head.
She received 28 day treatment with omeprazole. Her appetite improved and her anemia disappeared. We have to be very careful when we top dress her feed with any supplements or meds because she will refuse to eat if there is a hint of anything in her feed. The omeprazole tablet worked great in a tiny piece of banana( its not supposed to be chewed).
I have also used Abprazole granules as they are pretty close to perfect. We pull a fistful of grain out, dump the granules in, put the fistful of grain on top of the granules and its done!
Story by:Rebecca Byrd