UlcerGard - Ulcer Treatment Oral Paste for Horses
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Preparing your horse for the next big event? Guard against equine ulcers with Merial UlcerGard ulcer prevention for horses.
Competition-related stress – confinement, training, traveling and performance – can lead to stomach ulcers in your horse in just 5 days. Ulcer Guard is currently the only non-prescription, FDA-approved product intended for the prevention of gastric ulcers, or Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS), in healthy horses for up to 28 days.
A daily dose should be administered to horses during times of excessive stress, such as a change in routine, limited or no turnout, inconsistent meal schedules, confinement, traveling, training, racing, showing or competition.
Dosage: For 600-1,200 lb horse, give 0.45 mg/lb (1/4 syringe) on back of tongue or deep in cheek pouch; Over 1,200 lbs, give 0.9 mg/lb (1/2 syringe). For horses under 600 lbs, consult a veterinarian. May be safely used in breeding stallions; safety in pregnant mares has not been determined.
Contains 2.28 gms omeprazole per tube.
INFORMATION FOR HORSE OWNERS:
- 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 gastric 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 gastric ulcers in healthy horses. Clinical signs of gastric 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 gastric ulcers. If your horse is exhibiting one or more of these signs, consult your veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment.
PREVENTS STOMACH ULCERS BY REDUCING ACID PRODUCTION
Stomach ulcers are more common in horses than once believed. Studies have demonstrated stomach ulcers in over 90% of racehorses and 60% of performance horses in various disciplines. Horses secrete acid in their stomach 24 hours a day. Horses on grass pasture or eating large quantities of roughage infrequently develop stomach ulcers. Horses without continual access to roughage or in rigorous training are at greater risk of stomach ulceration due to the effects of acid on the stomach lining. The additional stresses of traveling, competition, stall confinement, and strenuous exercise can also contribute to the development of stomach ulcers in horses.
ULCERGARD works to prevent stomach ulcers in horses. The active ingredient in ULCERGARD, omeprazole has been extensively tested for safety and effectiveness. It works by reducing the production of acid in the horse’s stomach. To help horses maintain optimal gastric health, it is recommended that ULCERGARD be administered during stressful events or activities that may induce stomach ulcers. Such conditions may include: training, racing, showing, traveling, stall confinement, and competition.
WARNING: Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children. In case of ingestion by humans, contact a physician.