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Merial UlcerGard Pack of 6

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Merial UlcerGard Pack of 6

$192.00

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Product Summary:

Merial® ULCERGARD®

Ulcers are caused by radicals fluttering in the horse’s body. Clinical symptoms of stomach ulcers include poor appetite, loose stools, poor coat, and low performance. To help prevent an outbreak of ulcers, feed your horse ULCERGARD. Its main ingredient, Omeprazole, is an acid-pump inhibitor that suppresses acid production, stopping pain and discomfort before they occur. Just one dose per day for 28 days effectively prevents the onset of ulcers in horses exposed to stressful conditions.

Features:

  • Palatable cinnamon-flavored oral paste
  • Non-prescription, FDA-approved preventative for Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)
  • Stops acid production at the source
  • Convenient once-a-day dosing
Item Specifications:

Size:
6 4-dose oral syringes (24 doses total)

Active Ingredient:
Omeprazole

Directions for Use:
Horses less than 600 lb.: Consult your veterinarian for dosage
Horses 600-1200 lb.: 1 dose per day (as marked on syringe)
Horses over 1200 lb.: 2 doses per day

Caution:
ULCERGARD can be used in horses that weigh at least 600 lb. Safety in pregnant mares has not been determined. Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children. In case of ingestion, contact a physician.

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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
Purchased
6 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, Horse.com 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
Purchased
1 year 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 horse.com 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 horse.com 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
Purchased
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. :)