Originally Posted by Poseidon
I haven't tried it on my ulcery mare, but when I had a thread about it, I was told bananas help with ulcers. Or at least making them feel better.
If you have the time to dose them every 8 hrs, you can do it with walmart brand ranitidine (zantac). Ranitidine only blocks acid production for 8hrs tho. Omeprazole is the preferred drug, but you cannot crush it like you can the ranitidine. It has something to do with the outer coating and the actual drug has to make it to the stomach to work effectively. If you crush it, or the horse chews it, then it's not going to work. Unless you can get your horse to swallow 60 whole pills then ranitidine is your choice. Or, you can buy the ulcer guard.
300mg ranitidine per 100lbs every 8 hrs for about 2 months
Its very time consuming, but much cheaper than buying 7-14 days worth of ulcer guard @ $40/tube and 1 tube/day.