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[RC] ulcers in endurance horses - sherman

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There has been some studies done regarding the use of omeprezole. I'll look for it and try to post the link, but I can tell you it wasn't good. apparently it interferes with the digestion and absorption of nutrients.  During the initial 30 day treatment, the horse is supposed to be laid off of work, however,  I believe 30 days of relaxing pasture living supposedly heals the ulcers even without the omeprezole treatment.
ulcers in endurance horses

I have a strong suspicion my half Arab, Jazzi has ulcers.  No I have not had her scoped (would rather buy hay with the money).  She has many of the symptoms – paces, crews wood, is a nervous Nelly, etc.   I have been feeding her 7/24, added a vit/mineral supplement and her symptoms have been greatly reduced.  I am wondering what other folks are doing for horses who have ulcers – what works and what doesn’t? 

I crewed at the 100 mile National Championship several years ago when it was held at Warner Springs .  One of my jobs was to dose the horse w/ Neighlox and e-lytes.  I am not sure that is the road I want to take.  In a perfect world I would find a supplement that would cure her suspected ulcers, preserve her joints, give her a shiny coat, etc. OK, I’m rambling, any ideas? 

Nancy Reed

Lazy J Ranch