Respond quickly to treat 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.
GASTROGARD® (omeprazole) is formulated specifically for horses and
is the only medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat
equine stomach ulcers. To learn why FDA approval is important for your veterinarian
and your horse, click here.
How to use GASTROGARD.
If your veterinarian prescribes GASTROGARD, you’ll find it easy to use. The cinnamon-flavored
paste of GASTROGARD 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 GASTROGARD, 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
For more usage information, click here or on the
Labeled Use tab above.
Important safety information:
CAUTION: Safety of GASTROGARD in pregnant or lactating mares has not been determined.
For prescription information for GASTROGARD,
®GASTROGARD is a registered trademark of the AstraZeneca Group of Companies.
1Freedom of Information Summary for GASTROGARD Oral Paste.
2Andrews FM, Sifferman R, Bernard WV, et al. Omeprazole paste: Treatment
and prevention of recurrence of gastric ulcers in horses. AAEP Proceedings 1999;45:308-310.
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