Don’t let your horse become a statistic.

Treat equine stomach ulcers with GASTROGARD® (omeprazole)

Only your veterinarian can accurately diagnose equine stomach ulcers – but you can help by looking for changes in your horse and reporting them to your veterinarian, including:

  • Changes in eating and drinking behavior1
  • Weight loss1
  • Change in attitude (for the worse)1
  • Recurrent colic1
  • Dull hair coat1
  • Less-than-optimal performance1
  • Foals may also grind their teeth or lay on their backs2

The faster you respond to equine stomach ulcers, also called equine gastric ulcer syndrome or EGUS, the greater your chance of reducing the painful and damaging effects of this serious condition.

To make a diagnosis, your veterinarian may examine your horse for ulcers by running an endoscopic camera through the nose and into your horse’s stomach. If an endoscope is unavailable, your veterinarian may make a presumptive diagnosis based on your horse’s symptoms and history. If stomach ulcers are diagnosed, GASTROGARD is the No. 1 veterinarian-recommended – and only proven and FDA-approved – product for treating them.3


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 Equine Gastric Ulcer Council. Recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS). Equine Vet Educ . 1999;11:262-272.
2 Murray MJ. Diagnosing and treating gastric ulcers in foals and horses. Vet Med . 1991;820-827.
3 Market Directions Study. Data on file at Merial.
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