Your horse could be “suffering in silence” with equine stomach ulcers.
Your horse can’t tell you when he’s suffering from equine stomach ulcers, also called
Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome or EGUS. This painful, potentially life-threatening1
condition can affect most horses — of all ages,
breeds and disciplines.
Only your veterinarian can accurately diagnose equine stomach ulcers, but you can
help. Watch your horse for common signs of stomach ulcers
and report them to your veterinarian as soon as possible. This will help you respond
quickly and reduce pain and serious damage to your horse.
Your veterinarian can accurately diagnose and treat equine stomach ulcers.
Your veterinarian will use an endoscope or other proven techniques to diagnose equine
stomach ulcers. If diagnosed, your vet will probably prescribe GASTROGARD®
(omeprazole). GASTROGARD is the No. 1 veterinarian-recommended product for treating
stomach ulcers2 — and the only medication that’s proven and approved
by the FDA to treat equine stomach ulcers.
For more information about GASTROGARD, click the tabs above.
Important safety information:
CAUTION: Safety of GASTROGARD in pregnant or lactating mares has not been determined.
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1Radostits OM, et al. Veterinary Medicine: A textbook of the diseases
of cattle, horses, sheep, pigs and goats. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co.; 2007:237-241.
2Market Directions Study. Data on file at Merial.
3Murray MJ. Disorders of the stomach. In: Smith BP, ed. Large Animal
Internal Medicine. St. Louis; CV Mosby, 1990;710-777.
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