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Prevent equine stomach ulcers with ULCERGARD® (omeprazole)

Stomach ulcers can occur in as little as 5 days, even in recreational horses.1 ULCERGARD can be used during periods of stress to help prevent equine stomach ulcers:*

  • During training and competition2
  • When trailering and travel2
  • During confinement or lay-up due to sickness or injury3
  • When turnout or grazing is limited3
  • During social regrouping or other barn routine changes4
  • When weaning5
  • During other times of stress2

ULCERGARD contains specially formulated omeprazole that blocks acid production at its source – the acid pump. And one dose lasts 24 hours, making it easy to administer, even at shows.

Reduce the risk

In addition to providing ULCERGARD during times of stress, you can help reduce the risk of stomach ulcers for your horse by increasing grazing time, providing free access to hay and feeding grain in multiple, small meals. Feeding alfalfa is also recommended for its buffering action. While some nutritional supplements may also support digestive health, make sure they are from a trusted source and are backed by independent research.


We followed the veterinarian’s advice and started giving Bootz ULCERGARD® (omeprazole) a couple of days before shows and during shows. During the 2012 show season, we didn’t have any of the problems we’ve had in the past keeping his weight on and with his willingness to work. And the only difference is that we’ve been giving him ULCERGARD.

Sarah Harnish, Pequea, PA

Owner/Rider of Hobbys Best Yet (Bootz), American Paint Horse Association

Nicki seemed much more comfortable and willing to do his job following the treatment. We were just excited that the stomach ulcers wouldn’t keep him from living up to his potential. We really believe the use of ULCERGARD® (omeprazole) with our horse contributed to this incredible accomplishment.

Lori Bailey

Owner, Sea-Vu Noble Aire (Nicki) 2012 Reserve Grand National Champion, Road Hack Hunter Seat

I use ULCERGARD® (omeprazole) a few days before we leave for a show, and through the entire event. After all the work, time and effort that goes into getting these horses to their peak, I want to give them every advantage, and that includes preventing ulcers.

Ron Stratton, Bristol, TN

American Quarter Horse Association judge and Professional Horseman
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: ULCERGARD can be used in horses that weigh at least 600 pounds. Safety in pregnant mares has not been determined.
CAUTION: Safety of GASTROGARD in pregnant or lactating mares has not been determined. For prescribing information click here.
*When administered for 8 or 28 days, ULCERGARD is proven to effectively prevent gastric ulcers in horses exposed to stressful conditions.
1 McClure SR, Carithers DS, Gross SJ, Murray MJ. Gastric ulcer development in horses in a simulated show or training environment. J Am Vet Med Assoc . 2005;227(5):775-777.
2 ULCERGARD and GASTROGARD product labels.
3 Murray MJ. Disorders of the stomach. In: Smith BP, ed. Large Animal Internal Medicine . St. Louis; CV Mosby, 1990;710-777.
4 Equine Gastric Ulcer Council. Recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS). Equine Vet Educ . 1999;11:262-272.
5 Murray MJ. Diagnosing and treating gastric ulcers in foals and horses. Vet Med . 1991;820-827.
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