Help prevent some stomach ulcers in horses before they happen with this delicious omeprazole-containing paste. Equine stomach ulcers, also called Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome or EGUS, create a painful condition that can reduce your horse's performance and even worse, stomach ulcers can appear or recur in as little as 5 days. Since horses are reluctant to show their pain, horse owners often don't know that their companion is suffering. Ulcergard helps guard against stomach ulcers whenever horses are exposed to stressful situations such as traveling, training, or competition.
Ulcergard is the only medicine that's approved by the FDA to prevent equine stomach ulcers. The active ingredient in Ulcergard, omeprazole, inhibits acid production at its source - the proton pump. Ulcergard is easy to use, too. The patented paste formulation guarantees stability and consistency, and each tube contains four daily doses for horses weighting 600 to 1,200 lbs. Cinnamon flavored.
Give a daily dose of Ulcergard, clearly marked on each tube, on the back of the horse's tongue or deep in the cheek pouch, according to the chart below.
|Less than 600lbs
||consult your veterinarian
|600 - 1,200 lbs
||1 dose per day (as marked on Ulcergard syringe)
|Over 1,200 lbs
||2 doses per day
If any of the dose is lost or rejected, re-dosing is recommended.
Ulcergard usage tips:
- Ulcergard is intended for use in healthy horses. If you notice any signs of illness prior to or during the use of this product, consult your veterinarian for appropriate diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
- Ulcergard may be used in horses that weigh at least 600 lbs. The effectiveness of ULCERGARD in the prevention of stomach ulcers in foals and weanlings has not been evaluated.
- Ulcergard may be used safely in breeding stallions. Safety in pregnant mares has not been determined.
- Once daily administration of Ulcergard is recommended in horses exposed to stressful conditions, which may include training, racing, showing, traveling, stall confinement, and competition.
- Ulcergard is intended for use only in the prevention of stomach ulcers in healthy horses. Clinical signs of stomach ulcers may include decreased appetite, recurrent colic, intermittent loose stools or diarrhea, poor hair coat, poor body condition or poor performance. These signs may also be associated with other diseases as well as existing stomach ulcers. If your horse is exhibiting one or more of these signs, consult your veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment.
Some stress factors that can lead to stomach ulcers in horses:
- Weekend show or events
- Limited turnout or grazing
- Lay-up due to sickness or injury
- Changes in routine
Store at 68°F - 77°F (20°C - 25°C). Excursions between 59°F - 86°F (15°C - 30°C) are permitted.
Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medication out of the reach of children. In case of ingestion by human, contact a physician.