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Merial UlcerGard

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Merial UlcerGard

$32.00

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Product Summary:

Merial® ULCERGARD®

Does your horse seem “off”? It could be stress or ulcers, caused by radicals fluttering in the horse’s body. Clinical symptoms of stomach ulcers include poor appetite, loose stools, poor coat, and low performance. ULCERGARD suppresses the acid that horses produce when they are stressed, which can lead to ulcers and colic. 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. It can also be used short-term when you know your horse is going to be put into a stressful situation, like travel. Just start a few days before departure and continue for a few days after.

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:
4-dose oral syringe

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

Syringe Instructions:
1. To set the syringe plunger, unlock the dose ring by rotating ¼ turn and slide the dose ring along the plunger shaft so that the side nearest the barrel is set at the appropriate daily dose marking.
2. Rotate ¼ turn to lock ring before dosing. 
3. Make sure horse’s mouth contains no feed before administration.
4. Remove syringe tip cover.
5. Insert syringe into the corner of the horse’s mouth.
6. Depress the plunger until it stops at the dose ring.
7. The entire dose should be deposited on the back of the tongue or deep in the cheek pouch.

 
8. Horses should be observed briefly to assure no part of the dose is lost or rejected.
9. If any of the dose is lost, re-dosing is recommended.
10. Replace cap if any unused doses remain in the syringe.
 

 

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
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Recommended by vet
Carolyn H on Dec 1, 2018
works well to stop ouchiness in girth/chest area and need more while on Bute for laminitis.
my horse likes the taste and takes it readily
Brenda M on Mar 7, 2018
Recommended by vet
Carolyn H on Dec 1, 2018
Preventing Ulcers is important
CLAUDIA P on Mar 28, 2018
works well to stop ouchiness in girth/chest area and need more while on Bute for laminitis.
my horse likes the taste and takes it readily
Brenda M on Mar 7, 2018
28 days on this and my horse was noticeably calmer and happier. Had a wonderful trail ride on him. He tends to pace his pasture fence and he is now less intent on pacing and is grazing more. I think he liked the taste and the syringes are small and easy to handle.
Karen Ruth L on Jan 7, 2017
Recommended by my vet.
Carol L on Aug 30, 2016
To keep the ulcers at bay while on daily bute for degloving injury.
Dana D on Aug 10, 2016
Best thing to prevent/treat ulcers
Fran N on Jun 28, 2016
Works wonders for my 1D barrel horse. We give a 1/4 tube a few hours before competing and no more gate issues.
Tammy C on Jun 22, 2016
horse has ulcers
Lorelei R on May 16, 2016
vet recommended
caren p on Nov 6, 2015
Always use this before, during and after taking horse somewhere. Especially a nervous horse or a horse that has had ulcers!! Always keep on hand.
LAURA W on Oct 15, 2015
Vet recommended
CINDY D on Jul 18, 2015
Periodically my horse has to take medications and this helps with stomach reactions.
JULIE S on Jul 15, 2015
My show mare suffers from Ulcers, this product really works.
Kim D on Feb 24, 2015
I want to protect my horses from ulcers when we travel
LIZ M on Feb 16, 2015
I've used it before and had good results. Best price
BILLY W on Oct 7, 2014
Ulcer Gard is a big help to my barrel horses with the stress of hauling and competing.
NICOLE L on Sep 3, 2014
Good price, I always use this product when I travel with my horse. He seems much more comfortable, less irritable.
Nancy P on Jul 14, 2014
Horse has a ulcer
LEANN K on Jul 11, 2014
Veterinary recommendation.
TINA B on Apr 22, 2014
It is an amazing product
Rebecca L on Apr 22, 2014
Preventing Ulcers is important
CLAUDIA P on Mar 28, 2018
28 days on this and my horse was noticeably calmer and happier. Had a wonderful trail ride on him. He tends to pace his pasture fence and he is now less intent on pacing and is grazing more. I think he liked the taste and the syringes are small and easy to handle.
Karen Ruth L on Jan 7, 2017
How many ulcer grad do I need for my gastric uncredited horse?
A shopper on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The vet had me treat my horse for 21 days with 1 tube per day. After that 1/4 tube per day starting 2 days before and during travel. She is on neighlox daily when not on the ulcer guard. It is a time and $ investment, but it worked very well for us.
how many doses in a tube?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That depends on why you're giving it. If you're trying to reduce stomach acid during a period of stress, to prevent ulcers, the recommended dose is 1/4 tube daily, so there are 4 doses per tube. If you're treating ulcers, you'll likely need to give a tube daily for 4 weeks or so before you can begin tapering the dose to 1/2 then 1/4 tube. Your vet, and the response from your horse, can help guide you.
Should I give my horse this product on an empty stomach or after I feed?
Jamie K on May 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Shouldn't matter. In fact, your best plan (if your horse is prone to ulcers) is to never let him have an empty stomach! -- Keep hay in front of him 24/7.
I have a horse who only goes to 3 horse shows a year. She only displays symptoms of ulcers at the horse show and not at home. How much Ulcer guard do I need to give her to keep her comfortable at a show?
Susan M on Feb 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hey Susan! (Great 1st name by the way)--our vet has recommended that we give 1/2 the usual dose the day prior to trailering, 1/2dose daily while we are there & 1/2 dose one more day after return. I also have purchased the powder form from my vet, and this is much cheaper than Ulcergard. This apparently is only available by prescription from vet, so you can check with yours. This is easy to sprinkle in with feed & my horse eats it right up! Hope this helps! Blessings to you & your horse, Susan L.
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does it need to be refrigerated?
A shopper on Apr 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not need refrigeration.
Does the $30 price for ulcergard already include the 15% off or is there 15% additional if I order 4?
Gwen L on Mar 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This item is restricted for an additional discount so unfortunately it does not qualify for a discount.
What is the expiration date on this product or self life of this product?
Hope S on Mar 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We have been unable to obtain this information from Merial. You may wish to contact the Manufacturer directly at www.merial.com or phone 1-888-637-4251. We do apologize for any inconvenience!