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What is UlcerGard?

UlcerGard is used to prevent gastric ulcers in horses that are 600 pounds and over. Veterinarians have found that 70 percent of horses develop ulcers within a week when put in competition, fairs, or training environments.

For:

Horses

Benefits:
  • First and only product proven to prevent Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)
  • Horses like the cinnamon-flavored oral paste
  • once-a-day dosing is convenient (for horses under 1,200 pounds)
  • No reported side effects
How it Works:

The main ingredient in UlcerGard is omeprazole, which suppresses acid production in your horse's stomach. One daily serving of omeprazole for 28 days effectively prevents the onset of ulcers in horses exposed to stressful conditions.

Cautions:

The safety for use in pregnant mares has not been established.

Brand Name:

UlcerGard (Merial)

Generic Name:

Omeprazole (oh-mep'-rah-zole) Oral Paste

What is this medication used for:

UlcerGard Oral Paste is used for the prevention of gastric ulcers in horses.

Availability:

UlcerGard Oral Paste is a non-prescription (OTC) product available as adjustable-dose oral syringes containing 2.28 Gm of omeprazole per syringe.

How this medicine should be used:

UlcerGard is a proton pump inhibitor used for the prevention of gastric ulcers. UlcerGard Paste should be administered orally once a day at a recommended dosage of 0.45mg per lb (1/4 syringe) to effectively prevent stomach ulcers in horses exposed to stressful conditions such as training, racing, showing, traveling, stall confinement, and competition, for a duration of 28 days. For horses 600-1200 lbs give 1 dose (1/4 syringe) per day. For horses over 1200 lbs give 2 doses (1/2 syringe) per day. For horses less than 600 lbs consult your veterinarian.

What are the side effects:

There are no reported side effects. Consult your veterinarian if clinical signs of gastric ulcers, such as decreased appetite, recurrent colic, intermittent loose stools or diarrhea, poor hair coat, poor body condition or poor performance occur.

What special precautions are there:

UlcerGard is intended for use in healthy horses that weigh at least 600 lbs. UlcerGard may be used safely in breeding stallions. The safety for use in pregnant mares has not been established. The effectiveness in foals and weanlings has not been evaluated. Do not use in horses intended for human consumption.

In the event of an overdose:

Contact your veterinarian.

How should I store this medication:

Store this medication below 86ºF. Transient exposure to temperatures up to 104ºF is permitted. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets. This product is not for use in humans.

How to Use
Directions:
  • UlcerGard is an antacid used for the prevention of stomach ulcers in horses only, not dogs or cats.
  • UlcerGard can be used safely in breeding mares.
Tip:

UlcerGard is intended for use in healthy horses that weigh at least 600 lbs. May be used safely in breeding stallions, but safety in pregnant mares has not been established.

Dosage:
Horses:
Weight
Dosage
Under 600 lbs
Consult your veterinarian
600-1200 lbs
Give 1 dose (1/4 syringe) by mouth on the back of the horse's tongue or deep in the cheek pouch, once a day up to28 days. If any of the dose is lost or rejected, re-dosing is recommended
Over 1200 lbs
Give 2 doses (1/2 syringe) by mouth on the back of the horse's tongue or deep in the cheek pouch, once a day up to 28 days. If any of the dose is lost or rejected, re-dosing is recommended
Dogs:
Do not use!
Cats:
Do not use!
Storage:

Store this medication at room temperature.

Ingredients
UlcerGard Oral Paste for Horses:

Active Ingredient: Omeprazole.

Customer Reviews
Q&A

How many tubes does this come with?

How many Ulcergard tubes come in this?
Asked by: Emily
Item 10761 comes with 1 tube. And item 10961 comes with 28 tubes.
Answered by: Chris H, PetMedPro
Date published: 2012-08-29

How do we know our horse has an ulcer? What are the symptoms?

Asked by: sherry
This is a question best asked of your veterinarian. However, stressful conditions such as training, racing, showing, traveling, stall confinement, and competition can lead to stomach ulcers.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2012-01-10
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