After ulcers, how often do you give preventive omeprazole?
My horse was treated for ulcers, then weaned off the omeprazole. She seems happy and comfy. I'm struggling with when to give preventive omeprazole.
For example, the barn where I board recently hosted a weekend clinic - lots of coming & going, strange horses in the barn, tables & chairs & food set up, etc. My horse is sensitive to changes at home so I put her on a short course of pop-rocks for a few days leading up to the weekend, then tapered her back off after the weekend.
Now I'm thinking about taking her off the property this up-coming weekend. She hasn't been out much so this is more of an "event" than for a seasoned horse. Should I do the same routine - a few days of pop-rocks leading up to the Big Day? Or would I be OK giving some ranitidine that morning and some peppermint tums before loading?
I'm hoping to get her off the property several times this winter to prepare for next year's show season. It seems like I could potentially be giving her pop-rocks a good portion of the time - which is fine if she needs it, but I want to avoid overkill.
Thanks in advance.