Treatment for horse ulcers? What does everyone use and have good results?

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Treat for horse ulcers? What does everyone use and have good results? I’ve heard ulcer shield and ulcer guard work. Any others?

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    Horses get ulcers from the acid reflux that comes from their stomachs. The best treatment for horse stomach ulcers is a teaspoon of baking soda in a gallon of water. Give them about an inch worth each day and eventually it will flush out the lining of the stomach, killing the bacteria.

    If you don’t want to use baking soda, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice can do wonders if they are given a few times a day mixed with water at around 2 tsp per pint.

    Stomach ulcers on horses are more common than people realize, and can be caused by an underlying health problem. Ulcers can also occur because of stress or eating too much grass. A vet will assess the horse’s weight, nutritional status, body condition score (BCS), teeth, head size (large ulcers may indicate brain disease).

    The goal of treatment is to maintain an adequate weight for the horse. It’s important to feed hay rather than grasses if possible; this is lower in carbohydrates and has less chance of causing stomach problems like colic or gastric impaction.

    Other than that, ask your vet what they would prescribe for your particular horse.

    I’ve heard good things about EAC Animal Care Inside Out Horse.

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