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November 21, 2012


An all natural approach to combatting ulcers in horses

by DePaolo Equine Concepts

I created Excel to promote health throughout the entire digestive tract.

-Mark DePaolo, DVM

Excel helps to soothe the entire digestive system (esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines and the colon), which aides in lessening the discomforts of digestive issues.  Veterinarians who study ulcers say that nearly 90% of our horses have and suffer from gastrointestinal ulceration.  Some symptoms associated with gastrointestinal distress are:

  • ulcers
  • weight loss
  • diarrhea
  • body soreness (especially over the low back/lumbar area)
  • cribbing
  • sensitivity over the sides (especially over the last rib)
  • cinchiness or girthiness
  • anxiety, anger, defensiveness
  • dead sidedness
  • weaving
  • stall walking
  • teeth grinding

Excel is an all natural digestive health supplement that is fed daily. Excel may be used long term without the possible build up of aluminum, found in daily antacids, which may create a metal toxicity.  It is mixed with brewer’s yeast and fenugreek to make it more palatable to the horse.

For information on how to palpate your horse for ulcers, please visit our YouTube Channel.  For information on proper nutrition, please visit our Health Library.

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  1. sandi peterson
    Apr 21 2013

    my horse is on omeprezole and my vet says use only gastro or ulcer guard. there are cheaper manufactures out there. what do you think is the best omeprazole to use???? tested how????

    • Hi Sandi,

      There are others out there on the market. We sell our own formula called UlcerRx. It had a few more ingredients and we feel that it works better than gastro guard or ulcer guard and it is more affordable. You have to have a prescription for it so if you are interested, please call our office (940) 686-9111 and we can get you in touch with Dr. Once the initial treatment of an ulcer paste is administered, Dr. DePaolo usually suggests putting a horse on a daily digestive supplement such as Excel to maintain proper gut function. You can see this product on our website at

      Thank you very much for your inquiry.


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