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Have you ever had to treat your horse(s) for gastric ulcers?

I don't know if my horse has/had ulcers.

Total votes cast: 728

Comments & Write-in Answers

My mare has diarhea bouts when her ulcers act up.

12/13/2010 6:19:18 PM

Ranitidine for 25 days and then on NeighLox forever

12/13/2010 4:11:51 PM

After yearling injury and long term bute use.

12/13/2010 12:10:47 PM


12/13/2010 11:47:18 AM

easy to treat and very good results with todays products.

12/12/2010 9:13:45 PM

I make sure my horses have free choice hay in the winter so they do not develop ulcers.

12/12/2010 9:03:19 PM


12/12/2010 6:20:54 PM

5 year old tb gelding in training 5 days a week. Gave 1/2 tube ulcerguard for eight days

12/12/2010 2:44:40 PM

We initially used 3 tubes of Gastro-Guard and then Neigh-Lox for maint. or U-Gard pellets.

12/12/2010 11:48:19 AM

My Icelandic gelding is very prone to ulcers. He colics when he has untreated ulcers.

12/10/2010 11:43:07 PM

problems with younger horses taken away for training- ie. stressful situation

12/10/2010 11:38:43 PM

after he was flown to Florida from California for a show...

12/10/2010 5:19:04 PM

it took years to get it under control.we maintain him with 1/4 cup mineral oil added to his feed.

12/10/2010 4:19:33 PM

Bought an 8 yr, old qh mare in May. Didn't know she had ulcers at the time. Our vet diagnosed it.

12/10/2010 4:12:16 PM

I groomed for a polo player and we treated several of his horses.

12/10/2010 3:55:19 PM

we aquired 2 OTTB with poor coats / condition. Went with vet treatment for 1 month for each.

12/10/2010 2:19:37 PM

My vet actually had me give him plain yogurt. It seemed to work!

12/10/2010 1:41:30 PM

she's currently being treated - she's on antibiotics for an infection she got after surgery

12/10/2010 10:47:08 AM

Ophane foal. Managed with live yoghurt and omiprazole

12/10/2010 9:15:45 AM

My horse is under NO stress just like she should be!

12/10/2010 8:06:42 AM

If you allow 2-3 acres per horse for grazing and turn out 24/7, that should prevent gastric acid.

12/10/2010 7:57:17 AM

I have a rescued ex-racehorse so I've kept him on finishline u7 and he looks and feels great now.

12/9/2010 10:43:45 PM

Our finicky eater for years started losing weight. Three days on ulcer meds and he eats great now!

12/9/2010 8:40:02 PM

Yes! We have an arabian who gets them severely every 6 months.

12/9/2010 6:41:43 PM

My TB had them in his gut and became anemic. He went from droopy to snorty again with treatment.

12/9/2010 3:50:13 PM

Gastro Guard Rocks!

12/9/2010 12:50:46 PM

Took two rounds of grinding pills and feeding them twice a day. she has had no recurrence.

12/9/2010 11:59:20 AM

pasture 24/7

12/9/2010 12:37:50 AM

I am a v.m.d. thank you. I have 3horses. there are very good.

12/9/2010 12:05:59 AM

He has been on ulcer medication for the last 8 years.

12/8/2010 10:32:37 PM

I make sure they have grass hay available free choice so the gut is naver empty

12/8/2010 8:52:49 PM

he had symptoms, I treated w/o diagnosis, they went away

12/8/2010 8:19:47 PM

tried every medication for 2 years and have now given up, my filly was grade 4 at 2 years old.

12/8/2010 6:38:18 PM

after colic surgery and sometimes as a preventive measure when they are on antibiotics

12/8/2010 6:30:01 PM


12/8/2010 5:23:11 PM

Draft cross mare...got really "cinchy".....Equine Chiro had me start her on Ukele GUT!HUGEChange

12/8/2010 5:17:09 PM

I treated my 4 month old Percheron colt for it with Zantac and Malox. He did great!!

12/8/2010 4:37:30 PM

My horse is on the product UlcerGuard

12/8/2010 4:25:07 PM

I don't put my horse in stressful situations, such as trailering and moving him barn to barn,

12/8/2010 4:20:20 PM

gastroguard IT WORKS

12/8/2010 2:36:07 PM

I use a supplement to prevent it.

12/8/2010 2:28:55 PM

Mine are quite healthy so don't need a lot of meds

12/8/2010 1:40:29 PM


12/8/2010 1:32:04 PM

Use a preventative since have 2 show horses - ulcerguard & G.U.T. fr Uckele

12/8/2010 12:47:33 PM

more preventitive when using other drugs that could cause ulcers

12/8/2010 10:54:24 AM

His pyloric sphincter failed, causing impaction & ulcers...yearling paint

12/8/2010 10:28:50 AM

Stomach Soother was the most effective and least expensive treatment I tried.

12/8/2010 9:44:09 AM

It was a colic, treated, and my filly returned to the vet about a week after the colic treatment.

12/8/2010 9:41:16 AM

One for a long move, and a foal for weening issues

12/8/2010 9:17:22 AM

Prevention is far easier and cheaper!

12/8/2010 8:02:52 AM

Out 24/7 with continuous grazing; low stress lives with minimal local travelling

12/8/2010 7:24:31 AM

Total health enhancement is the only thing that helped him.We tried gastro guard & worked but only w

12/8/2010 7:23:27 AM

I bought a 2yr. Belgian with cronic diareah.

12/8/2010 7:01:15 AM

Diagnosed and treated with acupuncture and Chinese herbs (Jade Lady) - doing great after 2 months

12/8/2010 6:30:30 AM

Cherry Maalox and GastroGard, check supplements for anti-indicated ingredients

12/8/2010 6:10:29 AM

It's expensive! Happened after a farrier traumatised our young pony.

12/8/2010 5:55:33 AM

just treated my 30 yr old with presumed ulcers after a recent colic episode.

12/8/2010 5:27:50 AM

for the best results cost saving try Soothing Pink by Progressive Nutrition

12/8/2010 12:37:56 AM

After colic surgery,

12/8/2010 12:32:27 AM

45 out of 63 show horses positive

12/7/2010 11:59:51 PM

My good natured mare started acting cinchy and stretching and was REALLY grouchy.

12/7/2010 10:55:10 PM

None so far, judging solely on symptoms. Never scoped them.

12/7/2010 10:09:50 PM

Misdiagnosed foal was treated

12/7/2010 10:00:15 PM

we used herbal meds called happy stomach worked great to heal ulcer

12/7/2010 9:54:58 PM

21 days of omniprozele & currently daily maintenance of gastragard for 2 y.o. QH

12/7/2010 9:46:53 PM

we had a racehorse get ulcers at 2, treated her with gastrogard.

12/7/2010 9:43:34 PM

retired TB--Ulcerguard effective

12/7/2010 9:42:06 PM

Bute caused them as he is a trail/pasture horse..but has arthritis from an old accident..

12/7/2010 9:40:08 PM

My horse has 24-7 turnout and fed twice daily. He is a calm unstressed horse. I am suprised he has u

12/7/2010 9:39:00 PM

I thought my horse to be 'uncommfortable', so I changed his feed and times of feeding to be sure he

12/7/2010 8:17:26 PM

Friend's mare who is alone a lot got it during a group ride.

12/7/2010 7:54:45 PM

Diligent management practices helped us avoid them in our show horses until 1 had to go on bute.

12/7/2010 7:43:01 PM

Treated sucessfully with 28 days of ranitidine

12/7/2010 7:35:02 PM

he was an orphan foal you could hear hime grind his teeth i used ulcar guard he got better

12/7/2010 7:28:13 PM

Several--We train barrel racing horses and find it is quite prevelant

12/7/2010 7:23:35 PM

Poor disposition,explosive responses, guard (R) side; omeprazole b.i.d. x1 mo controlled. OK now

12/7/2010 7:12:29 PM

We didn't scope because all the clinical signs were there. Using gastrogaurd for a 6wksdid the trick

12/7/2010 7:09:50 PM

Am lucky to have not experienced ulcers.

12/7/2010 7:08:16 PM

Rodeo to mini driving, not one ulcer ever ! !

12/7/2010 6:58:56 PM

She was injured when she was 2 months old and subsquently developed gastric ulcers.

12/7/2010 6:31:02 PM

Standardbreds off the track and Senior horses.

12/7/2010 6:06:48 PM

I found Alfalfa hay and alfalfa pellets kept his ulcers calmed down

12/7/2010 5:57:43 PM

I have had walking horses all of my life and thankfully none of them has ever had to go through this

12/7/2010 5:51:09 PM

Cimetidine long term seems to be working for my horse

12/7/2010 5:50:54 PM

My horses lead a very relaxing life, Neither they or me rarely get stressed out.

12/7/2010 5:42:34 PM

unfortunately she was too sick before i knew it and she died

12/7/2010 5:39:33 PM

Have only known 1 foal that developed at weaning

12/7/2010 5:38:00 PM

Complete change in behavior with treatment. I periodically followup with medication.

12/7/2010 5:36:31 PM

I use probiotics/yeast everyday in feed

12/7/2010 5:31:09 PM

My mare had severe laminitis, on NSAIDS and Ulcer Gard

12/7/2010 5:22:04 PM

One horse that was scoped and had ulcers and many others I have treated under times of stress!

12/7/2010 5:16:59 PM

Two of them: a thoroughbred and an Andalusian stallion who had the worst my vet ever saw

12/7/2010 5:12:36 PM

2 of my Clydes get nervous/ulcers during show season-there are some great products for this!

12/7/2010 5:11:08 PM

A Thoroughbred i rescued needed a round of Omeprazole initially but did great after that.

12/7/2010 5:00:08 PM

Very expensive

12/7/2010 4:51:33 PM

one foal and one show horse, endoscope showed them

12/7/2010 4:51:13 PM

but I treated him once. Turned out to be Leptospirosis.

12/7/2010 4:37:49 PM

We have Thbd racehorses and our experience has shown all of them have suffered from some symptoms.

12/7/2010 4:21:31 PM

Treatment with Ranitidine & Sucrulfate didn't work. Gastrogard for 2 months did.

12/7/2010 4:04:08 PM

if your horse is cinchy he might have an ulcer

12/7/2010 3:56:28 PM

26 yr old rescue we were unsuccessful too many other issues also

12/7/2010 3:55:42 PM

did not test, did preventative supplements

12/7/2010 3:51:14 PM

Yearling with intermittent diarrhea plus grinding her teeth. Gastroguard was miraculous.

12/7/2010 3:44:38 PM

starting new training, showing and moving across country I always give a supplement to prevent ulcer

12/7/2010 3:43:18 PM

She was treated with Gastrogard. For a few months we made sure she always had hay in a haynet.

12/7/2010 3:41:45 PM

An orphan foal, treated by adding alfalfa to grass hay. Turned out on pasture as soon as possible.

12/7/2010 3:40:56 PM

I've been very fortunate, never had this problem.

12/7/2010 3:40:50 PM

Our Arabian mare was extremey ill suddenly. They found she had ulcers and when treated was fine.

12/7/2010 3:33:17 PM

Had a lot of luck with 2 wekks of gastro guard 1/2 tube, then a month of aloe vera juice

12/7/2010 3:31:45 PM

both hind gut and stomach

12/7/2010 3:24:40 PM

He got Tagamet IV for 2 days. Now if he bangs on the water trough is pain, he gets about 8 tagamet.

12/7/2010 3:22:41 PM

use of gastro gard cleared them us

12/7/2010 3:17:53 PM

got it after using Bute, now use something else

12/7/2010 3:13:28 PM

i changed her feed gave medication daily for three months, medicate before a barrel race.

12/7/2010 3:13:12 PM

The vet recommended after 2 wks of gastrointestinal discomfort in a row.

12/7/2010 3:12:40 PM

After surgery and medications

12/7/2010 3:12:02 PM

Yes, after treatment for EPM

12/7/2010 3:11:48 PM

Severe ulcer due to Bute/Banamine use. Misoprostal and Ulcerguard cured, but took several months.

12/7/2010 2:58:40 PM

I love Natural Stomach Soother to treat ulcers adn to help prevent them!

12/7/2010 2:54:36 PM

Caused from encysted strongyles - after a power pac, worms were gone & ulcers healed-no more problem

12/7/2010 2:44:12 PM

He has been on rinitidine for 2 years

12/7/2010 2:38:47 PM

I've had 20 horses in my lifetime and only 1 treat for ulcers. He has been fine now for 3 years.

12/7/2010 2:33:19 PM

My horses get Kombat Boots which helps & prevents ulcers

12/7/2010 2:26:55 PM

They are treated like horses & not stalled 22 hrs a day. They run on 400 acres

12/7/2010 2:24:31 PM

Low stress and natual diet seems to do well with my horses

12/7/2010 2:23:36 PM

Very long process of constant colic, medication, and the right food.

12/7/2010 1:17:05 PM

as a yearling after confinement for injury

12/7/2010 7:55:38 AM