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Merial UlcerGard

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Merial UlcerGard

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Product Summary:

Merial® UlcerGard®

To help prevent an outbreak of ulcers, feed your horse 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. Omeprazole, the main ingredient in UlcerGard for horses, suppresses acid production, stopping pain and discomfort before they occur. Just 1mg/kg of omeprazole per day for 28 days effectively prevents the onset of ulcers in horses exposed to stressful conditions.

Features:

  • Palatable cinnamon-flavored oral paste
  • FDA-approved to prevent painful stomach ulcers in horses
  • Can be used for stallions but not for pregnant mares
  • Convenient once-a-day dosing
Item Specifications:

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 UlcerGard® syringe)
Horses over 1200 lb.: 2 doses per day

Size:
4-dose oral syringe

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Product Reviews by Customers

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Ulcer Guard .
I purchased this product as a gift to a horse at Gerdas Rescue .
Horses name is HAZEL . Maybe you would like to call Gerdas to see if it helped HAZELs ulcer .

Thank you .

Annie Wachtel .
February 22, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Great results on Stage 1 ulcers
My warmblood was diagnosed with Stage 1 gastric ulcers, which I suspected due to his stressful relocation. My vet recommended this product, after I had already decided to purchase it and self treat. Within a week to 10 days, he is a different horse. His coat looks fantastic and he is working again. This is a great product and I found it at a great price.
September 23, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
wonderful product !
Easy to use. Horses didn't fight it once they realized it wasn't deworner ! Bought to give a horse that was being sold for a smooth transition for the new owners. I gave him a dose the day before pick up and sent him with a tube. I used it for Buddy being left behind. Since the mare being left behind had a history of ulcers it worked perfectly. She's on day five and doesn't look stressed at all. I will finish the second tube and evaluate Dose as required. 4 doses in one tube is economical !
June 8, 2017
The Expensive Stuff Is Worth It
My go-to for most types of ulcers or symptoms of ulcers. Worth it's weight and gold.
January 31, 2017
No Big Changes Yet
Have been using for a week on 1/4 syringe. Easy to use and my horse does not mind the taste. Have not noticed any big changes yet, but he is less cinchy.
June 21, 2016
Great productJust wish there was a cheaper versionI have to use it longterm
June 7, 2016
Excellent product.
My 25 yo quarter horse went off his feed and started having mild colics on a regular basis. I tried one tube(4doses) and he started feeling better. After the second tube he is as good as new.
May 3, 2016
A Must for Show Season
I first started using Ulcergard after purchasing a jumper mare with gastric ulcers. After 30 days on Gastrogard, she showed improvement. Over time, the condition returned. Since then, I have placed the horse on a maintenance program of 1/4 tube of Ulcergard daily. She has never been happier. I put all of my horses on it when we travel or show. Why risk getting ulcers when Ulcergard can prevent the problem altogether?
April 13, 2016
Good palatable product
A lifesaver product. Easy to give, palatable and good results.
September 24, 2014
It works!
I had not dealt with ulcers in all my horse years and didn't recognize the signs. After 2 doses of omeprazole (UlcerGuard), my aged mare was feeling better. Several more doses and she was back to her old self. We don't realize the strain we put on our stabled animals that aren't on pasture. Turning them out in a herd or by themselves and/or competition can also cause stress.
August 8, 2014
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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
To keep the ulcers at bay while on daily bute for degloving injury.
Dana D on Aug 10, 2016
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.
ROBERT J 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
Recommended by my vet.
ROBERT J L on Aug 30, 2016
Best thing to prevent/treat ulcers
Fran N on Jun 28, 2016
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.
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!