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Equine Gastric Ulcer Treatment - GastroGard


Hialeah Gardens, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/28/2014 -- Horses have been reported to having the highest number of ulcer diagnoses of the animal kingdom; in fact, over 60 percent of horses have been diagnosed. A horse with gastric ulcerations is a medical condition and must receive treatment. GastroGard is an effective oral paste treatment for gastric ulcers in equine. GastroGard heals 99 percent of gastric ulcers and the product’s sweet cinnamon flavor is a flavor horses will love. One treatment of GastroGard heals and protects equine gastric ulcerations all day long.

Ailment Associated with Product:
The stomach contains natural acidic bile fluids used to digest food. In some incidences the acidity can become too great causing irritation to the esophagus due to failed epiglottis closure, ulcerations, indigestion, or adverse reactions to particular medications. Medications are administered orally to pets in order to neutralize the acids, providing relief of the acidic formations. Ulcers form within the stomach due to the natural protective lining breaking down over time. Once the natural lining has been broke down, the acids begin eating away at the stomach lining, causing red opened wounds called ulcers.

A horse’s stomach continuously produced acidifying stomach bile to digest the species vast diet of greens. Grass, hay, and various other foods are highly known to contribute high acidity, resulting in ulcerations, sporting events contribute to these levels. In fact, research has proven over 60% of horses have been reported with stomach ulcerations and 90% of horses engaging in racing activities. A horse with a gastric ulcer will display symptoms such as; poor performance, poor body condition, dull hair coat, diarrhea, colic, and a decrease in appetite.

Product to cure ailment:
Gastrogard, distributed by Merial Co. is an oral paste used for Equine ulcers. Each syringe of GastroGard contains 2.28 grams of omeprazole (37% w/w). GastroGard is available in a single syringe or in a value-pack of 28 syringes on the market for purchase. Gastrogard is used to prevent and treat gastric ulcerations in horses older than four weeks. Gastrogard uses its active ingredient, Omeprazole, to decrease level of ph acidity being pumped into the stomach. Acid, which is used to break down food particles, is regulated by blood plasma. Omeprazole binds with the hydrogen ions within the plasma before reaching the stomach, therefore, balancing stomach acid before reaching the stomach. GastroGard should only be used in horses diagnosed with gastric ulceration by a veterinarian.

Commonly affected breed, Breed description, & other aliments to affect this breed:
Horses which encounter stressful situations on a regular basis are the most prone to developing ulcers. Race horses, performance horses, and sporting horses are at the highest percentage for gastric ulcers. The Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, Arabian, Paint, and Appaloosa are just a few of the common breeds to develop this condition.

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