In adult horses, painful gastric ulcers occur more frequently in horses that perform athletic activities, with the highest frequency found in thoroughbred racehorses (80-90%), followed by endurance horses (70%), then show horses (60%). Researchers have found that exercise increases gastric acid production and decreases blood flow to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Tips for Trainers:  Respond quickly to treat painful 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.

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How can I treat equine ulcers?

Omeprazole Paste is used to treat painful stomach ulcers in horses and works to suppress the stomach acids that cause ulcers in horses. Omeprazole Paste also prevents equine gastric ulcer syndrome, which can be a painful condition for horses. The oral paste is delivered via a syringe that is administered to horses every day as needed.

Like Omeprazole Paste, Misoprostol Powder (1.4 mg/scoop – 30 scoops) is a prescription medication for the treatment and prevention of stomach ulcers, especially those due to the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and other NSAIDS.

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Similarly, Cimetidine Powder may be used to aid in the treatment of existing equine ulcers and help prevent the development of equine ulcers. Cimetidine Powder may also be used in the treatment of reflux or to reduce inflammation of the esophagus or stomach.

Lastly, Ranitidine is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits stomach acid production.  It is largely used in humans and animals for the treatment of peptic ulcers  and heartburn.

Ranitidine belongs to the class of medications called histamine H2-antagonists as does Cimetidine.

Where can I buy medicine for equine ulcers?

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Racehorse Meds accepts all major credit cards and even accepts BitCoin as a form of payment. In addition to Misoprostol Powder and Omeprazole Paste, Racehorse Meds’ user-friendly online store offers a number of supplement and vitamin choices ranging from Amino Acid, Vitamin & Mineral Supplements and Calming Products and Sedatives, to Joint Supplements and even Performance Supplements.

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For more information about horse racing and other animal racing supplements, visit Racehorse Meds. Racehorse Meds is you trusted veterinary supplier of vitamins and supplements for horses, camels, alpacas, greyhounds, and pigeons.