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post #1 of 16 Old 02-07-2010, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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ulcer suppliments

I'm looking for anyone who has used these, whether they liked them or not. I'm not asking about omeprazole (gastroguard) I'm asking about the daily suppliments that you feed once ulcers are under control, to help prevent them. The clinicians at the hospital all have mixed feelings on them and none of them have personal experience so I'm just seeing what people of the forum and tried and liked or disliked.
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post #2 of 16 Old 02-07-2010, 10:14 PM
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I like the Smart Pak suppliments. They have a great one called Smart Gut and another one called Tract Guard.

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post #3 of 16 Old 02-07-2010, 10:19 PM
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People in my barn, and my vet, like U-Guard. I'm going to get it through SmartPak (I'm addicted to their smartpak premeasures lol). But otherwise I don't have experience with the supplements.
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I just baught a months supply of SmartGut from SMart pak for my mare, she has alot o the symptoms of ulcers so my trainer suggested it, She got started on it yesterday morning so Idk how its work but will be seeing her on tuesday. I was told its fast acting and my trainer only had to have her gelding on it for 1 month and he was and has been cleared up for 2 years now.
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I like smart pak a lot in general. So, did you use these after a round of omeprazole or just to help out a horse with suspected ulcers? Tanner has been diagnosed with ulcers and they are under control now but I want to make sure I prevent them. He'll be losing his pasturemate to whom he is extremely bonded in a couple months and I want to get him on something before then since any little change seems to set his guts off.
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post #6 of 16 Old 02-07-2010, 10:28 PM
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Yeah any change and my mare has the smae problem, I hada vet tell me they suspected it after I told him about what I saw and how she acted and then my trainer said she mite, So I got the smartGut to see if she acts or looks like she feels better, I she digests things better gets a littler perkier and stuff. If my trainer nad I think she still has them ater I am out of the amount I got we will call the vet.
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Must be nice that your mare is taking the Smart Gut - my guy is a very picky eater and he wont touch it.

I have 2 months supply going to waste because of it. I have to wait for Smart Pak to make it in a pellet form, that'll be out in March or April.

That was a complete waste of $67.00 for 2 months supply.

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post #8 of 16 Old 02-07-2010, 10:57 PM
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WOW insane, It cost me 41.00 for 1 month! My mare better be eating it... now that I think of it though im not to worried... she has a tendancy to steal anything from everyone.. a bag of pretzals...deritos...my apple pie from McDs and french fries haha o and she likes the Msflurries
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I have to sell mine, 2 scoops have been taken out of it - other than that, it's in brand new condition.

Smart Pak gave me a store credit, but this powder has to go. I'm waiting for the pelleted form to come out. Nelson really needs it too with his tummy problems and uclers.

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You can buy herbs that will help prevent the inflammation for a lot less money then the prepackaged equine products.

Research herbs like, chamomile, aloe vera, peppermint, marshmallow root, fennel.

I also suggest you investigate your feeding and management practices to try and determine what's triggering the ulcers in the first place.
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