Ulcer medication for horses with EGUS


Ulcer medication for horses with EGUS

EGUS, which stands for Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome, is the wordy way to say ‘horse ulcers.’ These ulcers are found in the stomach and hind gut of horses and from severe damage to the digestive lining. They can cause pain, malnutrition, and potentially the death of your horse. A horse can make up to sixteen gallons of acid every day and in nature that acid is soaked up by all the grass and forage they eat. Of course, the domesticated horse doesn’t have to travel miles a day in all sorts of weather with no care to get a meal, but the downside is, the typical feed schedule isn’t the best for our foot hooved babies either.The best ulcer medication for horses with EGUS is omeprazole.  AbPrazole which contains the active ingredient omeprazole helps with acid control in your horse’s stomach.

Diet and Environment

Horses are sensitive, and the things that may seem normal to us may be quite stressful to them, as anyone who has a horse shy and have a fit at a plastic bag can attest. The more stress your horse suffers, the more acid they’ll produce. Saliva and roughage help minimise the acid production, which means frequent small meals are better than a couple of grain feeds a day, but unfortunately, that’s just not always realistic. So, the main staple of their diet being grain, plus travel, plus training, and the acid just compounds and starts eating away at your poor horse’s stomach lining. And of course, once they’re in pain they just get more stressed out. It only takes five days for ulcers to start forming and as prey animals, horses try not to show weakness so symptoms can be subtle.

You need to spot changes in eating and drinking habits when your horse “gets in a mood” or performs poorly. If they keep colicing, then it’s definitely time to worry as your baby could be suffering greatly. Vets are excellent and know so many things that we horse owners may not, but they don’t know YOUR horse. You’re the one who’ll spot their mood and eating changes; you’re the one who knows when something is wrong. When it comes to treatment, you’re also the one who’ll be making the decision on what’s best for your horse. AbPrazole has enteric coated Omeprazole which means the medication gets to where you want it when you want it. It’s easy to give and also lets you know how much medication is going into your horse. (Hopefully, all of it.)

AbPrazole helps treat and prevent your horse’s ulcers. Just simply add it to your horses feed bucket, and you mix it in and watch your horse eat it. Unlike pastes, you won’t end up wearing medication when your horse is done. Simple, effective AND home delivered! Omeprazole lowers the acid levels in your horse’s stomach which lowers their pain and suffering which lowers your stress.




About Author

Betsy OReilly, Managing Editor of Blog Abler dedicated to Equine Ulcers. Born and bred in country Victoria, Australia, is a lifelong horse owner who has dabbled in Pony Club and Horse Racing. Enjoys hearing and writing about Equine Ulcers.

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