Originally Posted by SaddlebredGrl
Here is merials website for you to look Equine Gastric Ulcers
Also was she scoped? How was she diagnosed? My horse was recently adjusted and had acupunture and they said he tests positive for ulcers, but i'm not treating him until I get him scoped to know the degree. It is important to scope them to see the degree, because that tells the vet how long to do the treatment. I spoke with two more of my vets, and treatment can be expensive so its best to get it right the first time. What symptoms does he have? We use 1 flake of alfalfa hay a day, and keep hay in front of our horses that are at risk of ulcers to help prevent them.
For awhile he was fed in a small 10'x10' stall which was a big contribute to it. He was scoped, it was mild (or what my friend said would be grade 1), as soon as her vet diagnosed him, he went out of town and said his assistants could help, even though they have to contact him. He got grass mix hay twice a day, plus lush pasture grazing, he was needing to gain weight and that's the food the vet recommended. I wasn't their while the vet checked her out so im not sur exactly how she was diagnosed. I know he will need to be put on a antibiotic, and it will cost $1000-$1800 or more depending on which you use. He was also on a high energy supplement for about 3 months for weight gain, he was a rescue from extensive abuse and neglect, he was stuck onto pasture for 4 weeks with only muddy puddles before anyone could get the old owner to relinquish him
. For awhile he wasn't eating that's when she called out the vet, he has been very lazy lately. Her dad just lost his job so they don't have much money, but she is doing everything to get some (exercising people pets, mucking stalls, and she is trying to get a job at a local riding/boarding center, so she will also take some ideas to make money) She is not allowed to sell him until he is healthy because of the stupid laws the person gave her since he is a rescue. The vet said while he was on pasture waiting to be relinquished it probably developed, or at least started to.