UlcerGard is the only medication approved by the FDA for the prevention of equine stomach ulcers. GastroGard is the only medication approved by the FDA for the treatment of equine stomach ulcers. Both GastroGard and UlcerGard contain 2.28 grams of the medication omeprazole, per oral syringe. Omeprazole suppresses the production of stomach acid.
UlcerGard is available without a prescription. The typical preventative dosage is ½ syringe per 1200 lbs body weight daily, for 8 days or 28 days. GastroGard requires a prescription for purchase. The typical treatment dosage is 1 syringe per 1250 lbs daily for 4 weeks, followed by ½ syringe daily for 4 weeks for prevention of recurrence.
Many other products are available to address equine stomach ulcers and other digestive disturbances. Let us know if you’ve had success with one, or a combination of these treatments. Lori H