Abprazole uses a unique technology to enteric coat the Omeprazole granules to protect against acid and release the omeprazole in the intestine.
Treatment and Prevention
Proven an effective, affordable gastric ulcer horse treatment. At a reduced dose, Abprazole can also be used as prevention for recurring horse ulcers.
Horses Stay in Training
Treatment allows horses to stay in training, as they heal quicker.
Granules are effective for 24 hours – one dose per day. Abprazole granules are packed in simple to use sachets. One sachet per day per 175kg (385lb) bodyweight.
Granules are economically packed, passing on cost savings.
Quick, Easy – No Bitter Taste
Abprazole Granules are easy to administer – just sprinkle on the feed. The granules are blue coloured to easily check if all have been consumed. It has no bitter taste, thanks to the enteric coating, so are readily accepted by even the fussiest ulcer horse.
Facts about Stomach Ulcers in Horses
Horses are known as “trickle feeders” in that, traditionally, they continually have free access to light grazing. Their stomach routinely produces about 1.5 liters of gastric acid per hour to digest this feed. Today, with many horses being stabled and fed concentrated or restricted diets, the acid production still continues resulting in an abnormally high acidity in the stomach. Prolonged exposure of the stomach lining to this acid condition results in gastric ulcers.
Other risk factors that have been found to induce ulcer horse problems include stress related situations such as intensive exercise, transport, injury or even psychological stress. The use of some medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (Bute) can also induce ulcers.
• Up to 93% of racehorses gets stomach ulcers, regardless of age
• Almost 60% of other performance horses have ulcers
• Up to 57% of foals have stomach ulcers, particularly during the early months
• 50% of horses with ulcers show no outward signs of gastrointestinal disease
Whilst an internal examination using an equine gastroscope is the only certain way to diagnose EGUS, there are many symptoms that are indicative of gastric ulcers horse problems:
Decreased appetite – reluctance to eat the concentrated part of their diet resulting in:
o Loss of weight
o Loss of condition
o Poor hair coat
o Attitude changes
o Aggressive or nervous disposition
o Grinding teeth
o Excessive salivation
o Lying down
o Hunched standing position
Treatment of Equine Ulcers:
In the absence of a gastrscopic examination, successful treatment of the symptoms usually confirms the presence of ulcers. The most successful treatment regime today is the use of Omeprazole.
Omeprazole in not an antacid, it decreases the gastric acid secretion by blocking the H+, K+ – adenosine triphosphatase (acid pump) enzymes, shutting down acid secretion by knocking out the acid pumps, as opposed to competing with the stimulant.
Omeprazole is known to be acid labile meaning it is degraded under acid conditions (such as in the stomach). However, to be effective, the omeprazole must reach the intestine intact and needs protection from the acid environment – thus, the enteric coated granules.
Abprazole granules are enteric coated, assuring that your ulcer horse gets treated with the omeprazole without worrying about the stomach acid. Video below shows how omeprazole withstands acidic environment.
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