Gastric ulcers are common in horses. Up to 92% of competitive and racing horses can have ulcers! The incidence in foals is as high as 52% especially during weaning. With more awareness and research, we are now understanding a lot more about gastric ulcers.
A horses stomach makes 1.5 litres of hydrochloric acid per hour regardless whether they are eating or not. The horse needs food in the stomach to soak up stomach acid, especially before exercise.
Ulzeraide provides a source of Humic Acid and Aloe which is an important building block in the normal tissue repair process. Horses with gut ulcers require an additional supply of such nutrients for this repair process. This product may therefore be used as a nutritional aid in the management of horses with minor gut ulceration. Helps the grass affected horse by providing micro nutrients missing in the horses diet due to poor pasture. Humic Acid and Zeolite provide these micro-nutrients.
If your horse experiences any of these symptoms below, your horse could be deficient in nutrients which they are not receiving through their diet.
Ulzeraide can be purchased throughwww.powerstarnutrition.co.nz
From an equine therapists point of view, often after treatment these points are still sore or the pain comes back. This can be due to gastric ulcers. Often the horse is sore on the right hind, may step short or have an odd gait. Curves to the left and pushes out through the right rib cage. The hind gut is on the right side. When there is pain due to gut pain and ulcers, the horse shows these symptoms and is very hard to straighten up with massage therapy. In the past I scratched my head and wondered what was wrong.
Pain in the wither region is often a saddle fitting issue, but when the professional saddle fitter comes out numerous times and can't find a problem with the saddle, ulcers is most likely the issue.
Some causes of Gastric Ulcers:
A horse that does not get enough food or hay - they need food going through the stomach to soak up the gastric juices.
Prevention of Gastric Ulcers: