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  1. #1
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    Default Abguard v/s ulcerguard

    Any one use Abguard from Omeprazole Direct?

    I have a new TB mare that is very picky about eating. Was a broodmare for 10 yrs and recently moved and is being brought back into work. I tried a trial of Tagamet and she does seem to be eating with more gusto, but certainly not confirmed that she has ulcers. I figured I'd treat her, but I forgot how much the Ulcerguard is. Everyone seems to have great success with the "Pop Rocks" that I'd like to give it a try. Unfortunately, it has to be a paste because she won't eat anything mixed in her feed.



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    My vet uses a compounded omeprazole/ranitadine paste from Precision Pharmacy. She has scoped, found ulcers, used the paste, rescoped and confirmed that the ulcers are gone. A month of treatment dose runs about $250.

    Since that price is less than the Abler product and has been proven to work with scopes before and after, I would be more inclined to go that direction.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Simkie View Post
    My vet uses a compounded omeprazole/ranitadine paste from Precision Pharmacy. She has scoped, found ulcers, used the paste, rescoped and confirmed that the ulcers are gone. A month of treatment dose runs about $250.

    Since that price is less than the Abler product and has been proven to work with
    scopes before and after, I would be more inclined to go that direction.
    I've used the Precision compound also with good results. Did the 30 day treatment about a year ago, and now I just keep a few tubes on hand for traveling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simkie View Post
    My vet uses a compounded omeprazole/ranitadine paste from Precision Pharmacy. She has scoped, found ulcers, used the paste, rescoped and confirmed that the ulcers are gone. A month of treatment dose runs about $250.

    Since that price is less than the Abler product and has been proven to work with scopes before and after, I would be more inclined to go that direction.
    The trick is finding a vet who will prescribe that for you. Legally, they are not supposed to because GastroGard is the FDA Approved drug for ulcer treatment. For example, my vet will not prescribe anything other than GastroGard for the treatment. I can buy Ranitidine from him because it doesn't require a script.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckerForHorses View Post
    The trick is finding a vet who will prescribe that for you. Legally, they are not supposed to because GastroGard is the FDA Approved drug for ulcer treatment. For example, my vet will not prescribe anything other than GastroGard for the treatment. I can buy Ranitidine from him because it doesn't require a script.
    There is ZERO legal issue with a omeprazole/RANITADINE paste, as a paste combining omeprazole and ranitadine does not exist on the market.

    Paste containing only omeprazole cannot legally be compounded, due to the availability of omeprazole paste from Merial.



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