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[RC] Supplementing for Ulcers -- Magnesium Oxide, Neigh-Lox? - RISTREE

Wondering if anyone is in a similar boat.

Have a gelding who has >1000 miles and has always been a metabolic powerhouse.  Eats, drinks, pees, poops and looks plucky about it.  In the last couple of years, however, he's had occasions of not wanting to eat at vet checks, getting the stares, and this season, two mild colics at a ride.  One before the start (after getting lytes and vetting in) and one after a completion.  We suspect ulcers which are aggravated by electrolytes.  As do the vets with whom we've discussed the situation.  (This is a horse with loads of turnout, an unflappable temperament, and not buted with any frequency at all -- a low risk ulcer horse, frankly.)

We're changing some things about electrolyting, but are considering supplementing magnesium oxide to help control the ulcers, and using Neigh-Lox as the ride approaches.  Susan G and others, will we be messing with copper absorption by dosing the magnesium oxide, and what would be a safe therapeutic dose?

Legal for AERC?  Anybody doing it already? 

Please drop me a line privately if you like.  Thanks in advance.

--Patti