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OMEPRAZOLE FOR HORSES WITH ULCERS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE QUESTIONABLE

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OMEPRAZOLE FOR HORSES WITH ULCERS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE QUESTIONABLE

BY BIOSTAR · FEBRUARY 17, 2020 Omeprazole is a medicine classified as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), and its purpose is to block stomach acid production. Omeprazole is also known in the equine industry by its trade names: GastroGard and UlcerGard. We may think of these products for horses interchangeably, yet the FDA has given approval for GastroGard as a treatment for gastric ulcers, and UlcerGard as a preventative drug for gastric ulcers. The difference between the two drugs is not simply price: GastroGard provides 4mg/kg of omeprazole while UlcerGard contains 1mg/kg of omeprazole.   Effectiveness of omeprazole Omeprazole has...

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Range of Motion by TLC Animal Nutrition, Inc.

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Range of Motion by TLC Animal Nutrition, Inc.
Range of movement and health of the joint itself relies, in part, on the integrity of the connective tissue.

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Do you understand probiotics?

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Do you understand probiotics?
The GI tract of horses is inhabited by diverse colonies of bacteria, protozoa, and fungi.

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HORSE JOINT METABOLISM & LONG TERM DAMAGE By Dr. Gayle Trotter

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HORSE JOINT METABOLISM & LONG TERM DAMAGE By Dr. Gayle Trotter
Cartilage and joint capsules are the two major components of joints. By understanding their biology, we can best prepare ourselves to fight off long term damage to our horses’ joints.  

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First Aid Supplies for Traveling Horse Owners by Dr. Gayle Trotter

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First Aid Supplies for Traveling Horse Owners by Dr. Gayle Trotter
Many have said that a horse could injure itself even if it was maintained in a luxury-padded room, and there are times when that seems totally true! 

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