What to do if your horse has ulcers
If you watched Dr. DePaolo’s video on palpating for horses and you suspect your horse in fact does have ulcers there are a few treatment options…
- STOP feeding your horse an inflammatory diet. This means NO sweet feeds or any feed containing molasses as an ingredient.
- STOP feeding all grains — this includes corn, barley, rye, oats and wheat.
- Start your horse on a daily digestive health supplement such as EXCEL.
- In severe cases, Dr. DePaolo recommends that you treat with an Omeprazole product in addition to the digestive health supplement
Omeprazole is a drug that causes a decrease in acid production. It takes 5 days to reach the full effect and Dr. Mark recommends treating with it for 10 days.
If you have not seen our How To Detect Equine Ulcers video, we encourage you to visit our YouTube channel and watch it. We also recommend you read the Nutrition Section in our Health Library to learn more about how you can help your horse feel its best!