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  1. #1
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    Default Alternative to neigh lox?

    I've been maintaining my horse on neigh lox after treating him for ulcers. The only issue I have is that it can get pricey. Has anyone had good luck with the u guard pellets or any other cheaper supplement?
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    Generic TUMS from the grocery store: about $3-4 for a bottle of 500 if you shop around. I give 8 tablets (4 if they're the extra strength) with meals and before a ride. So 25 tablets a day, which would cost you about $5-6 per month.

    I don't delude myself that it does a whole lot, but it can neutralize stomach acid for at least a couple of hours. Particularly before a ride this can be helpful.

    The gelding who gets them fairly regularly enjoys all flavors, but even the picky ones seem to love the peppermint flavor.
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    I have been giving my guy UGuard powder and so far so good. The powder tends to get all over his face and having a snip on the end of his nose, it is quite funny



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    I tried the uguard powder but unfortunately he won't eat it . Didn't think of tums, great idea!
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    Try aloe vera juice. Its about $8 a gallon at Walmart and is great for ulcers. I actually have been taking it for my own ulcers!



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    I wonder if feed lime (calcium carbonate) would be as
    effective as Tums? It certainly would be cheap to feed.

    We had very good luck treating a horse with ulcers with
    famotidine. Vet and druggist worked together to get
    us a 1000 tablet bottle at 4mg dose for less than $60.
    Gave that with tums half an hour before each meal.
    Robin from Dancing Horse Hill
    Elmwood, Wisconsin



  7. #7
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    I use U-Gard pellets, which I put in his grain AM and PM. He eats it just fine. I also use Aloe Vera juice. Both seem to work great!



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    GUT from Uckele works well. a half dose works fine so it works out cheaper than what smartpak has per dose.

    you can order L-glutemine from herbalcom.com but it's about as much as GUT, but GUT has multiple ingredients.
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    Side note: Corta Flex Rx joint supplement has L-Glutamine in it, too! Kill 2 birds with one stone :-)



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