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    Default Rules question - ulcer meds for competition

    Sorry in advance if this is a dumb question.. I have zero experience with ulcer medication and I didn't find the specific answer in a COTH search or looking at the USEF drug sheet.

    I'm heading to the Waredaca T3D next week. I've never been concerned about ulcers before, but I know that many competition horses do have them. I thought that with the added stress of a multi-day competition it wouldn't be a bad idea put Lincoln on something for the week. A friend recommended Cavalor Gastro 8 Paste. The website says it contains nucleotides, bioflavonoids, herbs and "vitamin U". Does any of this raise a red flag? Is this the type of thing I should declare at the competition?



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    USEF Drug Helpline: 800-633-2472. They are VERY nice, and VERY helpful.



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    You can compete on GastroGuard/UlcerGuard---which is the best thing for ulcers anyway. You can even compete on it at the FEI level--just have to declare it.

    For USEA/USEF--no need to declare.

    Other ulcer supplements may be a different story.
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    If you use the Ulcergard preventative dose, that's 4 per tube or less than $10 per dose.
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    "Herbs" scare me. If they don't list WHAT herbs, I don't think I would use it.

    Go with Ulcergard if you are worried. If you do a little searching, you can find it pretty cheap online.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckz View Post
    The website says it contains nucleotides, bioflavonoids, herbs and "vitamin U". Does any of this raise a red flag? Is this the type of thing I should declare at the competition?
    "Herbs" is always a red flag. You can't decare it if you do not know what is in it to declare.

    Call the USEF D&M hotline.
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    Yes, why not go with a proven like ulcergard or buy the genreic "poprocks" they work the same. I have also used the canadian version and they work too. It's all ompemprazole.
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