This is an over the counter product - it does not require prescription.
ULCERGARDTM (omeprazole) Oral Paste for Horses
- For the prevention of gastric ulcers in horses
- Once-a-Day Dosing with a well-accepted paste
Stomach ulcers can be painful, yet some horses show very few symptoms. Others
will lose weight, have recurrent colic, intermittent loose stools, poor hair
coat, poor body condition, changes in disposition and/or general poor performance.
Once daily administration of ULCERGARD is recommended in horses exposed to stressful
conditions or activities that may induce stomach ulcers in horses. Such conditions
may include training, racing, showing, traveling, stall confinement, and competition.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: omeprazole
USES: For the prevention of gastric ulcers in horses.
DOSAGE: The minimum recommended dosage is 1 mg/kg per day (0.45 mg/lb)
or 1/4 syringe. ULCERGARD has been shown to effectively prevent stomach ulcers
in horses exposed to stressful conditions for a duration of 28 days.
WARNING: Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of
the reach of children. In case of ingestion by humans, contact a physician.
Not for horses intended for human consumption.
INFORMATION FOR HORSE OWNERS:
- ULCERGARD is intended for use in healthy horses. If you notice any signs
of illness prior to or during the use of this product, consult your veterinarian
for appropriate diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
- ULCERGARD may be used in horses that weigh at least 600 lbs. The effectiveness
of ULCERGARD in the prevention of gastric ulcers in foals and weanlings has
not been evaluated.
- ULCERGARD may be used safely in breeding stallions. Safety in pregnant
mares has not been determined.
- Once daily administration of ULCERGARD is recommended in horses exposed
to stressful conditions which may include: training, racing, showing, traveling,
stall confinement, and competition.
- ULCERGARD is intended for use only in the prevention of gastric ulcers
in healthy horses. Clinical signs of gastric ulcers may include: decreased
appetite, recurrent colic, intermittent loose stools or diarrhea, poor hair
coat, poor body condition or poor performance. These signs may also be associated
with other diseases as well as existing gastric ulcers. If your horse is exhibiting
one or more of these signs, consult your veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment.
PREVENTS STOMACH ULCERS BY REDUCING ACID PRODUCTION
Stomach ulcers are more common in horses than once believed. Studies have demonstrated
stomach ulcers in over 90% of racehorses and 60% of performance horses in various
disciplines. Horses secrete acid in their stomach 24 hours a day. Horses on
grass pasture or eating large quantities of roughage infrequently develop stomach
ulcers. Horses without continual access to roughage or in rigorous training
are at greater risk of stomach ulceration due to the effects of acid on the
stomach lining. The additional stresses of traveling, competition, stall confinement,
and strenuous exercise can also contribute to the development of stomach ulcers
ULCERGARD works to prevent stomach ulcers in horses. The active ingredient
in ULCERGARD, omeprazole has been extensively tested for safety and effectiveness.
It works by reducing the production of acid in the horse's stomach. To help
horses maintain optimal gastric health, it is recommended that ULCERGARD be
administered during stressful events or activities that may induce stomach ulcers.
Such conditions may include: training, racing, showing, traveling, stall confinement,
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Each syringe contains 4 individual daily doses for horses weighing 600-1200
lbs. Please refer to the following dosage chart for help in determining the
correct dose for your horse.
ULCERGARDTM DOSAGE CHART
HORSE WEIGHT / DOSE
- Less than 600 lbs - Consult a veterinarian
- 600-1200 lbs - 1 dose per day
- Over 1200 lbs - 2 doses per day
1) To set the syringe plunger, unlock the knurled ring by rotating 1/4 turn
and slide the knurled ring along the plunger shaft so that the side nearest
the barrel is set at the appropriate daily dose marking. 2) Rotate 1/4 turn
to lock ring before dosing. 3) Make sure horse’s mouth contains no feed
before administration. 4) Remove syringe tip cover. 5) Insert syringe into the
corner of the horse’s mouth. 6) Depress the plunger until it stops at
the knurled ring.
- The entire dose should be deposited on the back of the tongue or deep in
the cheek pouch.
- Horses should be observed briefly to assure no part of the dose is lost
- If any of the dose is lost, re-dosing is recommended.
- Replace cap if any unused doses remain in the syringe.
STORAGE INFORMATION: Store below 86°F (30°C). Transient exposure
to temperatures up to 104°F (40°C) is permitted.