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Gastrogard is a horse ulcer treatment medication that works by reducing the amount of acid present in the horse's stomach to maintain higher PH levels that allow ulcers to heal. It is used to treat horse gastric ulcers as well as preventing them for animals prone to getting them. Omeprazole is part of the proton pump inhibitor class of antacid medications, and it effectively reduces the horse's stomach acidity. Gastrogard is among the most common EGUS treatment medications for horses.
You can buy Gastrogard with a veterinarian's prescription, and your best Gastrogard price on it will be when you order pet medication online from Canada Pharmacy.
Horse gastric ulcer treatment: Gastrogard paste applied orally 1x per day for 4 weeks. Standard dosage is one tube per 1250 pounds of body weight
Horse gastric ulcer prevention: Gastrogard paste applied orally with ½ tube per 1250 pounds of body weight for an additional 4 weeks.
Apply medication only at the frequency and dosage indicated in your prescription
The active ingredient in Gastrogard for horses is Omeprazole
Only for equine use with horses
Horses may need to be weaned off Omeprazole to lower the risk of acid rebound
Some horses many need better hydration when using this medication, and ideally they eat an especially fibre-rich diet when undergoing treatment for horse gastric ulcers.
The possibility of negative drug interactions exists between Gastrogard paste and other Rx medications, and especially NSAID anti inflammatory drugs. Inform your veterinarian of all medications your horse is currently taking before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Gastrogard online.
Side effects from use of Gastrogard may occur, and some horses may have nausea, diarrhea, or stomach discomfort. If Gastrogard side effects for horses are experienced you may want to discontinue use and meet with your veterinarian again to discuss EGUS treatment for horses alternatives.