According to a group of scientists, aloe vera isn’t just soothing for burnt or irritated skin but also potentially beneficial for protecting the sensitive lining of the stomach.
Greater awareness of this has led horse owners to be more conscientious of management practices that optimize gastric health, including the use of FDA-approved treatments such as omeprazole and research-based nutritional supplements such as Rite-Trac.
A group of equine veterinary researchers suggested several reasons why should you look to nutritional supplements and natural products to help prevent or manage equine gastric ulcer syndrome in horses.
Any alteration in the proper functioning of the equine gastrointestinal tract can quickly become life-threatening, so it is important to ensure this system runs smoothly.
Can you recommend any changes to my gelding’s diet that might help with keeping gastric ulcers at bay?
FDA-approved omeprazole products, but not their compounded counterparts, effectively heal equine gastric ulcers. Esomeprazole, a compound much like omeprazole, may be a more effective option.
Can I use alfalfa (lucerne) pellets to help nourish my racehorses?
Could digestive discomfort cause cribbing in my yearling filly?
Although the concept of digestion might be obvious to most horse owners, the idea of digestibility may be more elusive. Further, why horse owners need to know about the digestibility could also be somewhat unclear.
My show hunter needs more weight, stat! Can you help?
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