OMEPRAZOLE/MISOPROSTOL PASTE is used to treat BOTH GASTRIC AND COLONIC ulcers in horses and is easy to use and is well accepted. Convenient once daily ORAL dosing can be continued during your horse’s normal training and the patented paste formulation ensures stability and consistency.
Horses with stomach ulcers do not often exhibit any obvious clinical signs and horse owners often do not know that their horses are actually suffering in silence. Only your veterinary surgeon can accurately diagnose equine ulcers, but you as a horseman can help by looking for changes in your horse and reporting them to your veterinary surgeon. Here are a few signs to look for:
*Change in eating and drinking behavior
*Change in attitude (for the worse)
*Dull hair coat
*Foals may also possibly grind their teeth and/or lay on their backs
Before administering OMEPRAZOLE/MISOPROSTOL PASTE, make sure the horse’s mouth contains no feed. Care should be taken to ensure that the horse consumes the complete dose. Treated animals should be observed briefly after administration to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or rejected. If any of the dose is lost, re-dosing is recommended to ensure the proper dose.
COMPOSITION- 2.3 grams Omeprazole, 1.4 mg Misoprostol
INDICATIONS: Ulcers, dull coat, poor condition, loss of appetite.
FORM: Oral Paste
FOR: Horses, Dogs and Camels.
DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION: One tube administered orally daily for thirty days, then 1/2 – 1 tube daily thereafter.
PRESENTATION: 10ml plastic tube with 2.3 grams Omeprazole and 1.4 mg Misoprostol
STORAGE: Store below 25C (Air Conditioning)
NOTE: This product can be used with any other Vitamin or supplement from Racehorse Meds.
Tips for Trainers: Respond quickly to treat equine ulcers. The faster you respond to equine (gastric and colonic) ulcers, the greater your chance of reducing the painful and damaging effects of this serious condition. That’s why an accurate and timely diagnosis is critical and why it is important to begin a treatment program as soon as symptoms begin.
OMEPRAZOLE/MISOPROSTOL PASTE works because a horse cannot handle large amounts of feed therefore it must eat frequent, small portions of feed. The body produces acid throughout the entire day. Since horses are grazers and in most cases are confined to a stall, roughage intake is interrupted and acidity increases, which can lead to ulceration or eating away at the stomach and colon’s lining. By reducing appetite, this starts a vicious cycle of pain and suffering for your horse.
Equine ulcers have been found in horses of a wide variety of breeds, ages and disciplines including:
– 93% of racehorses and performance horses have GASTRIC ULCERS of which 65% of them have COLONIC ULCERS.
– 63% of non-racing performance horses
– 51% of foals
WARNING – NOT TO BE USED ON PREGNANT MARES