Those of you treating for ulcers...whether its w/ GG or UG, Generic Omeprazole,Ranitidine etc...did you stop giving your horse other medications or supplements during treatment? My horse is currently getting a calming supplement for his recent change in behavior/temperament along w/ his probiotics & u7 which he's been getting for some time now...however i just discovered he was positive for Lyme-so he's now also getting Doxycycline for the next month...and while i know some of his symptoms now co-inside w/ Lyme...they are also some classic ulcer symptoms as well...and i know the doxy can be hard on their tummies...so.. can i start treating for the ulcers while on the Doxy...or should i wait?
My vet mentioned that although Doxy is hard on the stomach (I use a pre/probiotic with it....) that it is shown that doxy can be a contributing factor in curing ulcers I have treated for Lyme and ulcers at the same time before, with no problems. Good luck with you horse!
I stopped everything my guy is on while I was giving the UG. He wasn't eating his grain though. Now he is on daily preventive and back on his supplements. If you keep him on medications while on the UG/GG make sure you space out everything so the UG doesn't prevent him absorbing the doxy ( they are coated tablets so take longer to absorb).
I did not stop the TB's hoof suppliment...but then again there was no change with GG for Beau either.
So I went the cheap cheater (and yes ran it past the vet too) route. TUMS. They even make peppermint flavored ones though Beau really liked the berry flavored ones and would pick them out of his grain. After that seemed to help some and they were clearing up I also changed all his feed to senior feed due to the high fiber content.
And now the skinny TB looks like a fat QH with no major issues under saddle....and only throws his head for fun now when his blanket gets put on....if he has food he forgets to do that too.