Natural Treatment for Gastric Ulcers
All horses should be fed between 1-2% of their bodyweight in fibre every day to maintain a natural healthy gut action i.e. a 500kg horse should be fed a minimum of 5kg of fibre per day. When stabled 24/7 ensure they have ad lib access to one or ideally two sources of different fibre and clean water. A horse in hard work needs to drink between 10-15 gallons of water per day to ensure adequate hydration is maintained.
GENERAL FEED ADVICE – Natural treatment for Gastric Ulcers
Seabuckthorn is available in 5L containers
- Helps prevent ulcers forming
- Reduces pain, aids healing and increases appetite
- Continuous natural support for horses with gastric ulceration
- Provides extra protection of respiratory, digestive and also urogenital tracts
- Aids recovery after drug treatments (e.g GastroGard etc)
- Rich natural source of all Omegas 3,6,7,& 9
- Powerful supply of antioxidants, very high in Vit C and E
- High level of phytonutrients which control inflammation
- Full of bioactive ingredients to promote and support digestive health
- Reduces negative effects of stress when travelling & competing
- Protects against free radicals, supports healthy cell structure & repair
- No prohibited substances have been used in the preparation of any HorseSource products (as defined by the BHA and the FEI)
- No withdrawal time required
- Seabuckthorn (Specially Harvested)
- HS Natural Omega Complex
After an initial loading dose of 180mls per horse per day for 5 days.
Add 90mls per day to the usual feed ration.
The 5L container provides approx 56 days normal supply for one horse.
This is a therefore a very cost effective daily protection.
SEABUCKTHORN IS GREAT FOR:
- Horses in Training, Racing & Showing
- Horses with Gastric Ulcer Issues
- Helping with Stress during Travel
- Boosting Immunity
- Maintaining Peak Performance
- Healthy Skin & Coat
HELPFUL Q & A
Why are Racehorses most likely to have ‘Gastric Ulcers’?
Ulcers occur when acid and digestive enzymes overpower the protective factors in the stomach lining.
When horses in training are denied free access to fibre or fail to eat regularly, ulcers develop rapidly – sometimes within hours.
Traditional concentrated high starch cereal based racing feeds contribute to ulcer risk by reducing actual feeding (chewing) time and causing an increase in gastrin levels.
Long term use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (Banamine / Finadyne) has also been shown to contribute to this disease as they are severe irritants.
Conventional drug treatments (such as GastroGard) stop acid production altogether but this can also result in undigested starch reaching the hind gut causing further complications. Blood flow to the stomach decreases with intense exercise.
Increased pressure on the abdomen when exercising pushes acid into the most sensitive area of stomach where there is no natural protection.
Ulcers can also occur in response to stress, shock, respiratory disease and traumatic injury.
Can gastric ulcers be easily treated?
You can reduce the potential for gastric ulcers developing by:
- Allowing free choice access to hay or haylage split into several smaller nets
- Feeding more frequently (4-5 smaller hard feeds per day)
- Allow access to other horses to alleviate psychological stress of 24/7 stabling
- Add some calcium rich fibre such as Alfalfa into their feed to help buffer the acid*
- Cut down on high starch feeds and replace with high oil fibre feed for more energy**
- Use preventative and protective natural medicine continuously throughout the year instead of intermittent and expensive drug treatment when at crisis point***
Be aware – following expensive drug treatment stomach ulcers can recur and in as little as 5 days – which is the legal withdrawal period – so you are soon back to where you started.
*Natural Alfalfa, high oil fibre feed
**Alfalfa Gold and
***Seabuckthorn Gastric Formula are all available to order direct from Horse Source with a FREE NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT for your horses as part of our client service.
What does Seabuckthorn do?
Helps prevent ulcers forming in the first place.
Continuous use gives natural support for horses with Gastric Ulceration:
Provides additional protection of respiratory, digestive and urogenital tracts
Aids recovery after repeated ulcer drug treatments (e.g GastroGard)
Rich natural source of all Omegas 3,6,7,& 9 – unique in a plant based formula!
Powerful supply of natural antioxidants, very high in Vitamin C and E
High level of phytonutrients to control inflammation
Full of bioactive ingredients to promote and support digestive health
Reduces the negative effects of stress when travelling & competing
Protects against free radicals and supports healthy cell structure & repair
Tested and certified by HFL, Newmarket
NO WITHDRAWAL TIME REQUIRED – provides continuous treatment and support.
How is it fed?
After an initial loading dose of 180mls per horse per day for 5 days add 90mls per day to the usual feed ration. i.e 30mls to each of 3 feeds or can all be fed in first morning feed.
The 5L Seabuckthorn when used continuously provides 56 days supply for one horse after initial dosage as above.
All horses should be fed between 2-2.5% of their bodyweight in fibre every day to maintain a natural healthy gut action i.e. a 500kg horse should be fed a minimum of 10kg of fibre per day.
When stabled 24/7 ensure they have ad lib access to one or ideally two sources of different fibre and clean water.
A horse in hard work needs to drink between 10-15 gallons of water per day to ensure adequate hydration is maintained.
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