OMEPRAZOLE PASTE is used to treat stomach 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 stomach 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 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, redosing is recommended to ensure the proper dose.
COMPOSITION- 2.3 grams Omeprazole
INDICATIONS: Ulcers, dull coat, poor condition, loss of appetite.
FORM: Oral Paste
FOR: Horses, Dogs and Camels.
DOSEAGE & 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
STORAGE: Store below 25C (Air Conditioning)
AVAILABILTY: This product is For General Sale.
NOTE: This product can be used with any other Vitamin or supplement from Racehorse Meds.
Tips for Trainers: Respond quickly to treat equine stomach ulcers. The faster you respond to equine stomach (gastric) 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 PASTE works because a horse’s stomach is relatively small and 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’s protective lining. By reducing appetite, this starts a vicious cycle of pain and suffering for your horse.
OMEPRAZOLE PASTE breaks the cycle at the acid pump. Unlike antacids and other products being marketed without FDA approval for treating equine stomach ulcers, OMEPRAZOLE PASTE stops stomach acid production at its source by inhibiting the acid pump. This allows OMEPRAZOLE PASTE to provide superior treatment and healing of equine stomach ulcers because its mode of action blocks acid secretion, regardless of the stimulus.
Equine stomach ulcers have been found in horses of a wide variety of breeds, ages and disciplines including:
– 93% of racehorses
– 63% of nonracing performance horses
– 51% of foals