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We carry UlcerGard in a 4-dose syringe. With the same ingredients as GastroGard, UlcerGard DOES NOT requires a prescription.
With EGUS (Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome), prevention can be the best medicine. Equine stomach ulcers create a painful condition that can reduce your horse’s performance and can even lead to death. Horses with EGUS often suffer in silence before they are diagnosed and the horse owner never knows it. Even worse, stomach ulcers can appear or recur in as little as 5 days.
These are just a few of the reasons why many horse owners choose to prevent stomach ulcers instead of waiting for them to happen — by guarding against stomach ulcers whenever horses are exposed to stressful situations.
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.