Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Alright, so I know that the standard recommendation for a horse with ulcers is to take it off of grain....but what kind of grain exactly?
I suspect my TB has ulcers, he's a cribber, girthy, and sometimes has bite/slobber marks on his sides (I usually go out there six days a week and might find them on one of the days). I'm trying to find an ulcer treatment/preventative that works....U-Gaurd didn't work, so I'm going to try the 2X formula, but he is also on 2 scoops daily of Safe Choice. That is a serious downgrade from where he was at previously, where he got something like 4 scoops daily with no hay, but 24/7 turn out in a grassy pasture. Now he is on pasture with no grass, 2 scoops daily of grain, and 2 flakes daily of compressed hay (so its really like 4 flakes).
So my question is, since Safe Choice is low-starch, is it safe to feed him that? Also, if I can't feed him grain, how am I supposed to give him the rest of his supplements (in addition to the U-Gaurd he is on Optizyme and Joint Combo Hoof and Coat)?