See results in 3-4days
Good management and a proper diet, which go hand-in-hoof, and can save the horse owner money on costly equine gastric ulcers treatment. Treatment begins with a vet consultation and gastroscopy, followed by medication and a new care regime. However there is also another option to treat equine ulcers with an affordable horse medication with results seen in 3 to 4 days of 1st treatment.
Put the right hoof first
Proper horse nutrition is a big subject that starts with a simple recommendation: always provide your horse with enough water. Water provides the most important nutrient for horses. The mature, 1000lb(450kg) horse at rest in standard conditions will drink around 10-12 gallons (37-45litres) of water a day. Make sure water is clean and fresh, and buckets and troughs are cleaned weekly.
Spring for forage
Given the right amount of water and forage, a horse will get the nutrients it needs. Legume-based Hays and grasses are the bread and butter for the horse. Weigh your horse and determine the weight-to-feed ratio. Mature horses need a minimum 1% of their body weight in forage. The optimum amount of forage is equal to 2.5% of the horse’s body weight.
During turnout, the horse will naturally consume what it needs. But if the horse is stabled, owners will need to adjust regimen to simulate turnout conditions. This means not putting forage directly on the ground because the horse may ingest bacteria and parasites not native to its system. At the same time, don’t put hay too high because this increases the risk of molds and dust, which lead to respiratory problems and teeth problems. Don’t make it too easy for your horse to get to her feed all at once—horses are used to working for their meal.
The right amount of forage will give your horse the energy it needs and will maintain gastrointestinal fill, which will help prevent gastric ulcers.
Gallop away from concentrates
Sometimes, we feed our horses concentrates to increase energy. But concentrates, i.e. cereal grains and corn-based feeds, don’t promote gastrointestinal health. As a rule of thumb, feed your mature horse a maximum of 0.3 to 0.4 percent of her body weight in grain feed. Or, to increase energy, consider substituting grains with fats for the hard-working, or performing, horse.
Since 2008, Abler has offered an affordable equine medication solution for the horse owner.