Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Could your friend look into the generic version of Gastro Guard? I think it's called Omeprazole. The generic stuff is a little cheaper.
What is your friend doing management wise for the ulcers? Management is the best way to cure ulcers, next to Gastro Guard. Lots of turn out, water, concentrates (grain ration) in small frequent meals if she gets grain. Reducing stress and an overall balanced diet will help a lot. Pro/prebiotics can halp as can aloe vera juice and a number of other natural type supplements. Look into it.
I would certainly not put a horse down on the advice of anyone other than a licensed vet...I think it's scarry that someone other than a vet would suggest that to an owner.
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork