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Prevent equine ulcers in your horse with nonprescription UlcerGard.
The oral paste is delivered in a syringe form that is administered to horses every day. The active ingredient in UlcerGard, omeprazole, works to suppress the stomach acids that cause ulcers in horses also prevents equine gastric ulcer syndrome, which can be a painful condition. Equine ulcers can occur if your horse tends to become stressed easily or is prone to stomach acid problems. UlcerGuard comes in a cinnamon-flavored paste for easy ingestion.
Dosage during periods of stress is 1/4 tube daily for horses weighing between 600 and 1200 lbs. For horses over 1200 lbs, 1/2 tube daily is recommended.
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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.
ULCERGARD® Dosage Chart
Less than 600 lbs
Consult a veterinarian
1 dose per day
over 1200 lbs
2 doses once per day
Duration of 8 or 28 days
1. To set the syringe plunger, unlock the dose ring by rotating ¼ turn and slide the dose ring along the plunger shaft so that the side nearest the barrel is set at the appropriate daily dose marking.
2. Rotate ¼ 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 dose 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 or rejected.
If any of the dose is lost, re-dosing is recommended.
Replace cap if any unused doses remain in the syringe.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Omeprazole
DOSAGE: The minimum recommended dosage is 1 mg/kg per day (0.45 mg/lb) or 1/4 syringe. When given once daily during the stressful period, ULCERGARD has been shown to effectively prevent stomach ulcers in horses. This effect was tested in horses exposed to stressful conditions for either 8 or 28 days.
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.