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DESCRIPTION- Omeprazole Paste
COMPOSITION- 2.3 grams Omeprazole in a 4 dose tube
ACTIONS- The cinnamon-flavored paste of Omeprazole paste is well accepted by horses. The convenient once-daily dosing can be continued during your horse's normal training and the patented paste formulation ensures stability and consistency.
Before administering Omeprazole paste, make sure the horse's mouth contains no feed.
Remove the cover from the tip of the syringe and insert the syringe into the horse's mouth at the interdental space.
Depress the plunger until stopped by the knurled ring.
The dose should be deposited on the back of the tongue or deep into the cheek pouch.
Care should be taken to ensure that the horse consumes the complete dose. Treated animals should be observed briefly after administration to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or rejected. If any of the dose is lost, redosing is recommended.
Replace the syringe cap after use; remaining paste may be reused on following days until emptied.
INDICATIONS- Ulcers, poor condition, dull coat, loss of appetite
FORM- Oral Paste
CATEGORY- Stomach care, equine ulcers, EGUS
FOR- Horses, Greyhounds, Dogs, Camels
DOSEAGE & ADMINISTRATION: 1 to 1/2 tube per day
PRESENTATION 1 10ml plastic tube with 2.3 grams Omeprazole
STORAGE - Store below 25 C (Air Conditioning)
AVAILABILTY - For General Sale
NOTES- This product can be used with any other Vitamin or supplement from HorsePreRace.
WARNINGS - Export Slaughter Interval (Horses): Nil
Respond quickly to prevent equine stomach ulcers.
The faster you respond to equine stomach ulcers, also called equine gastric ulcer syndrome or EGUS, the greater your chance of reducing the painful and damaging effects of this serious condition. That's why accurate and timely diagnosis is critical and why it's important to begin a treatment program that can both treat stomach ulcers.
How Omeprazole paste works
A horse's stomach is relatively small and cannot handle large amounts of feed so it must eat frequent, small portions of feed. It produces acid throughout the entire day.
When roughage intake is interrupted acidity increases, which can lead to ulceration, or eating away at the stomach's protective lining. By reducing appetite, this starts a vicious cycle of pain and suffering for your horse.
Omeprazole paste breaks the cycle at the acid pump
Unlike antacids and other products being marketed without FDA approval for treating equine stomach ulcers, Omeprazole paste stops stomach acid production at its source by inhibiting the acid pump.
This allows Omeprazole paste to provide superior treatment and healing of equine stomach ulcers because its mode of action blocks acid secretion, regardless of the stimulus.
How common are equine stomach ulcers?
Equine stomach ulcers have been found in horses of a wide variety of breeds, disciplines and ages, including:
- 93% of racehorses
- 63% of nonracing performance horses
- 51 percent of foals
Gastroscopy events at veterinary clinics and university campuses in 25 states identified stomach ulcers in a surprising number of horses.
What is EGUS?
EGUS stands for Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome, another name for equine stomach ulcers. It is used by some horse care professionals much like its human counterpart, GERD (which stands for gastroesophaeal reflux disease). Both are funny-sounding names that stand for serious clinical conditions.
What causes EGUS?
EGUS is caused by excess acid that can eat through the stomach's protective lining. Once present, stomach ulcers cause pain and reduce appetite, which can lead to even greater ulceration and damage. For more information about EGUS, the horse's stomach and stress factors that can cause equine stomach ulcers,
How can I tell if my horse has EGUS?
Horses with stomach ulcers often do not exhibit any obvious clinical signs, and horse owners often do not know that their horses are suffering in silence.
You can help by looking for changes in your horse. Here are a few things to look for:
- Change in eating and drinking behavior
- Weight loss
- Change in attitude (for the worse)
- Recurrent colic
- Dull hair coat
- Less-than-optimal performance
- Foals may also grind their teeth or lay on their backs
While Omeprazole paste is proven to significantly improve stomach ulcers by up to 99 percent in treated horses,10 tests with other anti-ulcer treatments resulted in no lower odds of moderate or severe ulceration than horses receiving no treatment.
How does Omeprazole paste treat equine stomach ulcers?
Omeprazole paste acts at the source of acid production. Unlike other, non-approved products, which work for a short period of time by neutralizing acid within the stomach lumen or acting at the mucous barrier, Omeprazole paste inhibits the proton pump that produces stomach acid.
Can my horse continue training during treatment with Omeprazole paste?
Yes. There is no need to interrupt training while treating equine stomach ulcers with Omeprazole paste