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.
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.