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UlcerGard is a non-prescription medicine used to avoid the manifestation of gastric ulcer syndrome in horses. It uses omeprazole to repress the onset of a highly acidic stomach—a condition that can result in ulcers. 

What is UlcerGard?

UlcerGard non-prescription preventive for Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome. Effectively prevents the onset of ulcers in horses.

Who is UlcerGard for?

For use in horses.

Why use UlcerGard?

This product provides an effective mode of inhibiting the formation of stomach ulcers during anxiety inducing activities such as competitions, training, travel, trailer transport, or interruptions of usual schedule.

How does UlcerGard work?

This product works by lowering acid levels in the stomach. This impedes the development of stomach ulcers.

Manufacturer:

Boehringer Ingelheim

Active ingredient(s):

Omeprazole

How is UlcerGard sold?

Adjustable-dose oral syringes containing 2.28 Gm of omeprazole per syringe.

What are the side effects of UlcerGard?

There are no known side effects.

What special precautions are there?

This product may be administered to horses weighing 600 lbs or more. It is unknown whether this product is safe for pregnant horses.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.

How can I store UlcerGard?

Store in a dry and cool environment. Do not exceed 30°C (86°F). Brief exposure to temperatures up to 40°C (104°F) are allowed.

Helpful Tips:

Stomach ulcers may result in decreased appetite and unwanted behavior, which can directly influence the way in which a horse lives, performs, and trains. This product helps to avoid these issues outright by working to inhibit the development of stomach ulcers.

Overview

ULCERGARD™ DOSAGE CHART
HORSE WEIGHT
DOSE
Less than 600 lbs………………Consult a veterinarian
600-1200 lbs……………………..1 dose per day
over 1200 lbs…………………….2 doses per day
 
SYRINGE INSTRUCTIONS:
1) To set the syringe plunger, unlock the knurled ring by rotating 1/4 turn and slide the knurled ring along the plunger shaft so that the side nearest the barrel is set at the appropriate daily dose marking. 2) Rotate 1/4 turn to lock ring before dosing. 3) Make sure horse’s mouth contains no feed before administration. 4) Remove syringe tip cover. 5) Insert syringe into the corner of the horse’s mouth. 6) Depress the plunger until it stops at the knurled ring.
· The entire dose should be deposited on the back of the tongue or deep in the cheek pouch.
· Horses should be observed briefly to assure no part of the dose is lost or rejected.
· If any of the dose is lost, re-dosing is recommended.
· Replace cap if any unused doses remain in the syringe.

Main Ingredients

Omerprazole

Equine Gastric Ulcer

 

                Ulcers may be one of the most common conditions a horse can develop, 60 to 90 percent of show and race horses will develop the illness. And horses with a more nervous disposition are bound to have ulcers compared to a calmer and easy going horse. Because there are various causes to equine gastric ulcers we may want to start to understand a little more of how a horse digestive system may work. We as humans stimulate what is called hydrochloric acid when we eat; this is found in our gastric juices to help aid digestion and protect the stomach against the effects of enzymes and acid. The same production is found in horses but unlike humans they do not just develop hydrochloric acid when they eat, but it is constantly being produced. If a horse does not eat, acid builds up in the stomach which will start to irritate the stomach eventually leading to more serious problems.

 

                We can start to understand that frequent small meals are required in order to keep the stomach from being empty and causing a less damaging effect on the horses stomach. Such feedings of roughage, the amount and types can also play a role in preventing the increase of stomach acid. The horse’s chewing produces more saliva and by the horse swallowing the saliva helps neutralize stomach acid. Also certain types of medications that may increase the risk of ulcers may be those containing NSAIDS anti-inflammatory or any other medication that may block the production of prostaglandin E2 also known as PgE2 which is a chemical that decreases the acid production therefore when there is a low amount of PgE2 levels in the stomach there is a higher level of acid which lead to ulcers developing.

 
 

 

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