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    Question Adequan, Tildren and the ulcer-prone horse

    Does anyone know if Adequan and Tildren might have a negative impact on the ulcer-prone horse?

    I do a course of Tildren and Adequan every 6 months on my horses. Well, that would be around now.

    My mare battled ulcers all summer long, and her last scoping told us she was about 99% fine, but not to push it. So she's having a very relaxed life.

    I know Tildren is known for causing colic, does anyone know if any of these meds are in anyway related to the reappearance of ulcers?



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    I don't know the answer to your question, but my mare just had Tildren yesterday and I was concerned about colic from it. I started her on Ulcergard for a week before and will continue for a few days after, I also told my vet to give her banamine before running the Tildren just as a precaution. She was fine during and so far after ( not quite 24 hours later). I believe the colic issue is just while the Tildren is running in. My thoughts were be proactive that is why I did the Ulcergard.
    If my horse were ulcer prone, I would probably do the Ulcergard or Gastrogard for a little longer after the treatment.
    What has your vet suggested? Mine did not say to do anything beforehand, but when I told him I was going to do the Ulcergard he thought that was a fine idea...I guess no one had ever asked him about doing anything beforehand to make it easier on the horse.



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    Last time I gave Tildren to her, we also gave 10 cc of Vetalgin (equivalent to banamine), and she still colicked. It was a mild colic, but it was still there.

    It might actually be a good idea to give her the ulcergard beforehand. I've been giving it to her every time we have to travel or do anything stressful, and fortunately she's been ok.

    Thanks



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    I'm not questioning you or your vet, but was the Tildren run in slowly? I think that may have something to do with the colic issue. My vet used human IV tubing to insure it went in slowly. Just a thought.



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    We put her on an IV and ran it for about 2 hours... it couldn't have been slower.



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