I wonder what their reasoning is. The glutamine which is the active ingredient in both of those helps protect against gastric ulcers caused by a bacteria that causes ulcers in humans. But horses don't get ulcers caused by that bacteria. The cause of ulcers in horses is related physiology and use.
Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I will post on a thread and forget about it.
Nelson had a massive colic in Janurary, the Surgery type, which meant the death type. He is 21 now and there is no vet who would operate on him, nor would I put him through surgery - so it meant I would of had to let him go if he couldn't pass the gas colic. It was in his Ceacum*sp*
So miraculously, he passed the gas on his own, and got back to his normal self, but to pinpoint the cause of the colic, we scoped him. Ulcers. It was a combination of him being on stall rest due to his injury to his hind right leg, and the ulcers and the medications he was on at the time. My vet highly suggested we get his 21 year old body on a digestive aid suppliment, and ulcer treatment.
We did the whole treatment of Gastro Guard or whatever that tube paste is called, very expensive - and then when that treatment was done, we got him on SmartGut, that again, was recommended to me by my vet because of the ingredients.
SmartGut and SmartDigest Ultra, working together is doing a great job and I am very impressed with where my horse is now. He is a hard keeper and without him being on the 2 suppliments, I couldn't get weight on him no matter what I shoved down his throat - now, with these two suppliments in his life, he's gained weight easily and he's keeping it too.
I'm very impressed with SmartPaks suppliments and will keep him on them until the day comes where we have to part.
I also have him on Vitamin C, which again, highly recommended to me by my vet because it is a Free Radical and the job it does helps greatly with Nelson's system. And I also have him on SmartCalm, to aid his stomache to keep his stress levels down, being a TB, to help in not flaring up those ulcers.
Every suppliment I have him on, is for his digestive system and his ulcers. All approved, and examined by my 2 veterinarians - who work for 2 seperate offices.