Treating a mare with ulcers--any advice??
Hi--I have a 13 year old QH mare and we are in our 3rd bout with ulcers. Unfortunately, I have just had to pay vet bills for a minor suspensory sprain, and my insurance will no longer pay on ulcer treatment. So I do not have the $900 for GG right now.
I am looking at more "natural" ways to ease her pain/issues right now until I can afford the GG or better yet, she may not need them.
My old horse, back in 2004, had ulcers and we were able to cure them (and confirmed by scope) using just beet pulp (no grain) aloe vera juice and pasture access.
She is turned out in a large pasture 6-8 hours a day with buddies
and is given hay 3x day
Currently I am giving her:
1 cup beet pulp (AM/PM)
1/2 cup aloe vera juice (AM/PM)
3 pounds alfalfa cubes (AM/PM)
and her smart pak in PM (smartomega 3, tract guard, and smartflex senior)
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY OTHER IDEAS? I would greatly appreciate it!!! :)
I am reading up on apple cider vinegar....oat bran...and seabuckthorn. Anyone use these and have success? Thanks so much for reading!
We just started this so I dont have results to post yet!