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[RC] ulcers, nutrition - sherman

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Reposted  from  the Yahoo AERC Members Forum with permission from author, Stan Kenny, 417-839-6951 He said to call or email if you have any questions. sallyb@xxxxxxx
Here is the science about the necessity of hydrochloric acid for proper digestion and absorption (condensed from several sources)
Deficiency of HCl (Hydrochloric peptic solution) must, of necessity, bring about in an animal a slow starvation of the mineral elements, an imbalance, a fixation of deposits of iron in anemia, deposits of urea and sodium in gout and arthritis, an overflow of sodium in edema.

Deposits of uric acid in tissues also indicates a lessened solubility of salts, showing deficiency of hydrogen and chloride. 
HCl breaks down food products, changes minerals into chlorides, to be again transformed in the small intestine, these chemical changes liberating heat and vital forces for the use of the brain and nervous system.
Failure to secrete sufficient HCl in gastric juice gives rise to a long train of events: improper digestion, fermentation, therefore poor absorption of food and mineral elements, a likelihood of sore ulcers
and cancer forming at the pyloric outlet:next an inactive liver and pancreas which reduces sugar in blood, failure to oxidize lactic acid in tissues, more or less retention of CO2 in blood, inability to
destroy bacteria sufficiently in food.

 I don't think we need to worry about the AERC approving Gastrogard if they understood what it does to the horses.

Feel free to forward this to anyone you think might be interested or of influence to help all horses.

Stan Kenny

He said to call or email if you have any questions.