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FDA Warnings On Ulcer Drugs

Debra M. Eldredge, DVM, explains why the FDA issued warnings to the companies marketing omeprazole to horses without FDA approval. read more

Ulcers in Horses

Estimates of ulcer prevalence are 25 to 50% in foals and 60 to 90% in adult horses depending on age and performance level! Broodmares, racehorses, and horses in intense competitive training show the highest ulcer prevalence among adults. Basically, if you walk a horse up to a veterinarian and ask if it has ulcers, the veterinarian would be betting with the house if he or she responds, “Yes.” read more

Horse Ulcer Questions

You list soybean oil as a treatment for ulcers. Can corn or canola oil be used instead' Dr. Miller responds: This is an excellent question.? The reason that soybean oil is chosen is that it has an omega-6 to omega-3 fatty-acid ratio that favors joint health as well as ulcer healing.??High omega-6:omega-3 ratios are associated with inflammation, whereas lower ratios do the opposite.? The closer we can get to a 1:1 ratio of omega-6:omega-3, the less inflammation we cause in our horses? joints and GI tracts. As you can see from the chart, canola oil and soybean oil are pretty read more

Your Horse May Be Living With An Ulcer

Just a few years ago, gastric ulcers were an obscure topic in the horse world that was occasionally mentioned by veterinarians when addressing an issue with a horse.? But, in a relatively short time, gastric ulcers now come up in daily conversation among veterinarians and owners as a possible cause of several common issues that plague horses. But, although they're widely prevalent, there are plenty of things that you can do to manage them if your horse is among the unlucky majority that has them. HOW THEY OCCUR. Gastric ulcers occur in the stomach.? they're defined by an read more

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