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Re: help with ulcers

All of the really knowledgeable people must be off on rides---but---I did
have a foal with ulcers - they lasted off and on until he was past two
(diagnosed by the vet but NOT diagnosed endoscopically).   After the initial
treatment with an antibiotic, he was on cimetidine (from Wal-Mart - just
multiply the people dose by the weight) off and on, whenever he seemed to
flare - I just kept it on hand and gave it to him when he was acting like
his tummy was hurting.   He also got Pepto-Bismol and/or Maalox---but not at
the same time as each other (something about counteraction).    Also, I gave
him yogurt on a regular basis---about 10 cc twice a day--it really seemed to
help his gut.   He was small--so I would give a big horse more.   I also
found he liked vanilla best---he actually looked forward to his yogurt.   He
might have eaten it on his food--but I just squirted it in his mouth with a
syringe.    Maybe some of this is helpful.  Good luck.  Claudia

----- Original Message -----
From: j.mills <>
To: Maria Berger <>; <>
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2000 9:05 PM
Subject: RC: help with ulcers

> hi all,
> i have been telling my friends what a great list ridecamp is and now one
> asked a favor.  her horse is about 23 and was shown heavily in
> hunter all around the country (before she bought him/saved him at around
> yrs old).  he has had problems with runny stool and keeping on weight ever
> since she's had him.  recently he came close to death and with good
> veterinary and owner care is hanging in there with a possible dx. of
> here is her ?:
> >>Would it be too much to ask your endurance
> people if anyone has ever treated an ulcer and with gastroguard?????  It
> looks like I should give it the total four weeks at the high dose and two
> weeks will be next Tuesday.  I just thought he would be doing better than
> he is.  He has every single symptom of a horse with ulcers.  The only
> I haven't done is the endoscope but that requires a long trip and he has
> be starved for 10 hours---not something I want to do now---<<
> thanks in advance, jm
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