Even when suffering from painful gastric ulcers, horses can show very little outward symptoms. Often resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment.
Unfortunately, if left untreated then this condition can be very serious and potentially life threatening. Affecting all horses, regardless of age, breed or discipline. Equine gastric ulcers have been shown to be up to 70% prevalent in standard pleasure riding horses and up to 90% in performance horses.
The only accurate diagnosis available for equine gastric ulcers is an endoscopy performed by your veterinarian. Do to it being quite expensive many horse owners will diagnose ulcers through a trial and error treatment regime and seeing if the horse responds.
In order to get an early diagnosis it is important to be aware of signs and symptoms of ulcers.
How Do I Know My Horse is Suffering from Stomach Ulcers?
The following changes in your horse are worth discussing with your veterinarian;
– Eating and drinking habits
– Weight loss
– Attitude: stubbornness
– Coat Dull
– Performance is poor
Do these symptoms sound familiar? – It’s time for you to call the vet.
Usually a formulation containing Omeprazole will be recommended as the most effective treatment. Trusted by many horse owners and veterinarians, AbGard is the ultimate treatment for equine ulcers.
The effectiveness of an omeprazole based paste, combined with an easy to measure and administer syringe.
AbGard – Convenient Formulation for Equine Digestive Ulcers
Administering AbGard is simple;
– Ensure your horse’s mouth is free from food.
– Adjust the dosage amount on the syringe based on your horse’s weight.
– Remove the tip of the syringe.
– Insert the syringe into the horses mouth in the interdental space.
– Press the plunger all the way down and you’re done!
When you need to treat equine ulcers, you can trust AbGard. Simple and effective.
Remember, keep an eye out for the signs and symptoms of equine ulcers. Treat as soon as possible for the best outcome for your horse.