Diet is vital for the Stalled Horse to avoid further illness.
Things are going great this spring, right up until your horse gets put on stall rest due to injury or illness. Food suddenly becomes a whole new issue; what do you feed your horse who isn’t getting much exercise? Diet plays such an important role in your horse’s well being. If your horse isn’t in need of weight gain, the starting point is to cut back on the calories your horse is ingesting which probably means you’ll be changing what and when your horse eats. Gastric Ulcers in Stalled Horses is a likely threat to your horse.
Horses need to keep some food in their stomach to help prevent ulcers.
Hopefully, you’re not allergic to hay because this is about to become your horse’s primary source of food. Hay is high in fibre, low in calories, and munching on hay helps keep your horse from getting bored and stressed out. A stressed horse is a horse that’s courting ulcers. The constant chewing also helps generate saliva, another preventative when it comes to gastric ulcers. Fibre also keeps the hindgut healthy and happy and helps prevent colic.
Hay, of course, has a much lower water content than fatty foods, so alongside the available hay should be lots of water. Proper hydration keeps things moving through the digestive tract. A lack of water can lead to impaction, amongst other problems, which of course is something no one wants.
Equine digestive systems aren’t very friendly to sudden changes in diet, so it’s best to cut out the nonstructural carbohydrates (grain feed) gradually. Or, if your horse needs to gain some weight, to add more grain to his feed slowly.
Treatments : Gastric Ulcers in Stalled Horses
If your horse, however, does, unfortunately, develop an ulcer, Abler has several solutions for you and your horse gastric ulcer problems. Each gastric ulcer products contains omeprazole which is from the family of PPIs. (Proton Pump Inhibitors), limits the production of stomach acid and assist with the neutralizing of existing acid in your horse’s stomach. AbPrazole Plus also includes probiotics to help restore natural gastric bacteria and promote health and healing. Each of the Abler Gastric Ulcer products come in easy to dose, flavourless, formulas to make medication time as stress-free as possible.
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