As some of you know we've been dealing with Gastric Uclers and Chinga for the past two/three months. Finally, things seem to be going well for him (We're hoping, it's a bit of a wait and see what happens game).
So, we've just had him on a two month course of a 'cure' (cannot remember names, I'll look them up when we get home) and now we've recently swapped him onto one to prevent the ulcers. Ontop of this I've heard people suggest adding things into their feed? The only thing I'd be concerned with is that adding this ontop of the orally administrated one causing a negative effect? So, I could ask my vet about a range of products if anyone has any suggestions. Or, consider putting them in his feed after we finish off this course of medication.
Also, feeds. What have you found being successful to feed an ulcer-prone horse. At the moment we've just been feeding him a hay/chalf based diet and full grazing room, but now we're thinking that we'll need to add something more because we're bringing him back into work and his going to be using musles, etc. Where as his been just standing around recently.
It's also been suggested to us that we give him a scoop or so of chalf before a ride so that he isn't being worked on an empty stomach. Anyone done this before? Negative/Postive results?
So, thoughts, etc on feeds?
Also, I'm taking him too his first show back in around three weeks time, doing a very small 30-50cm jumper class on him. As, we're needing to test if its the show environment which is stressing him out, or the trailering, etc. His been going really well as we've been bring him back into work, so far we are very confident that it's not being ridden as such which is stressing him out.
We're trying to be prepared as possible. We're preparing for if we need to bring him home quickly if he becomes unwell. I've got some electroytes for him (His first thing is to usually not drink), some mollases (to add to water), pain medication (given to us by the vet, for this purpose). We've also spoken to our vet and she's going to be in contact with us during the day. Any suggestions on other things to bring?
We're also aware that he will have a limit and if I have to leave early, I am more than happy too.