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Merial UlcerGard Pack of 6

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Merial UlcerGard Pack of 6


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Product Summary:

UlcerGard is the first and only non-prescription, FDA approved preventative for Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS). The main ingredient omeprazole, is an acid-pump inhibitor, so it stops acid production at the source. UlcerGard has been shown to effectively prevent stomach ulcers in horses exposed to stressful conditions for a duration of 28 days. Formulated as a once-a-day cinnamon flavored oral paste that is well accepted by horses.

The minimum recommended dosage is 1mg/kg or 1/4 syringe per day. Each syringe provides 4 preventative doses for horses between 600 and 1,200 pounds and 2 doses for horses over 1,200 pounds.Ingredients:
Item Number Model Number UPC
E018809 21140635 350604600190

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Great ulcer preventative
UlcerGard is great for preventing ulcers - the most effective treatment available. Anytime one of my horses is on stall rest or stressed in some way, I start them on UlcerGard.
April 15, 2018
3 months ago
Expensive but it works
After a month of daily dosage, my horse is now on a maintenance dose of 1/4 tube before being lunged or schooled. On his days off, he does not need it. This has been our first 2 weeks post treatment, and we will see if this is sufficient.
It is ridiculously expensive. This costs more than my daily upkeep of feed and board. However, had the best price of all other vendors, combined with free shipping. Meanwhile I will be looking for an alternative. Aloe Vera juice is good for prevention, but won't heal existing lesions.
October 24, 2017
9 months ago
Two Stars only because no savings with buying 6
I always use UlcerGard daily at our frequent horse shows and when hauling, so I appreciate the price, which is the regulated lowest Merial will allow. I don't appreciate that buying 6 is the same as the individual price, so I won't be putting out so much money at once unless they reconsider their pricing structure. Buying through does not count for any Merial rebates, which I think it should due to the many tubes I buy each year.
Other than the cost, I love the product!
September 27, 2017
1 year ago
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Can Ulcergard paste be used on a horse already suspected of having ulcers?
KARIN T on Feb 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: From what I've read, the answer is, "Yes." However, you may want to ask yourself, is it better to "treat and see" or is it better to take your horse to a vet clinic and have an endoscopy done to confirm your suspicions? My daughter's gelding was heavily shown before we purchased him and had very little turnout. He was burnt out and had a dull, lost look in his eyes. He had no idea how to be a horse. He did not know how to act when turned out and did not know how to interact with other horses. He was a little cranky with lateral work and because of his "upbringing" we decided to do an endoscopy to determine if he had an ulcer or not. Indeed he did. :(
We treated him with a course of UlcerGard and Sucralfate per the vet's recommendations. We also added in alfalfa hay with the orchard grass hay which is fed 4 times throughout the day, switched him to a diet balancer, and have given him months off work and he has daily turnout for as many hours as the weather or daylight allows, ie up to 10 hours per day. He has bright eyes now, runs freely and kicks up his heels and plays with another gelding -- NO STRESS. We will have him re-scoped soon to assess his body's response to medication, diet changes and turnout.
Bottom line: Define what his symptoms are to identify the best possible cause of the symptoms.
If treating for an ulcer, consider ALL aspects of treatment including diet, turnout, and stress reduction in addition to the medication.
Consult your vet. :)