UlcerGard Paste (OMEPRAZOLE), by Merial, is for the prevention of gastric ulcers in horses. Once-a-Day Dosing with a well-accepted paste. Stomach ulcers can be painful, yet some horses show very few symptoms. Others will lose weight, have recurrent colic, intermittent loose stools, poor hair coat, poor body condition, changes in disposition and/or general poor performance. Once daily administration of ULCERGARD is recommended in horses exposed to stressful conditions or activities that may induce stomach ulcers in horses. Such conditions may include training, racing, showing, traveling, stall confinement, and competition.
ULCERGARD« (omeprazole) label information
For more information about ULCERGARD, contact your veterinarian.
The minimum recommended dosage is 1 mg/kg per day (0.45 mg/lb) or
1/4 syringe. When given once daily during the stressful period,
ULCERGARD has been shown to effectively prevent stomach ulcers in
horses. This effect was tested in horses exposed to stressful conditions
for either 8 or 28 days.
Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medication out of the
reach of children. In case of ingestion by human, contact a physician.
Do not use in horses intended for human consumption.
Information for horse owners
ULCERGARD is intended for use in healthy horses. If you
notice any signs of illness prior to or during the use of this product,
consult your veterinarian for appropriate diagnosis and treatment
ULCERGARD may be used in horses that weigh at least 600
lbs. The effectiveness of ULCERGARD in the prevention of stomach ulcers
in foals and weanlings has not been evaluated
ULCERGARD may be used safely in breeding stallions. Safety in pregnant mares has not been determined.
Once daily administration of ULCERGARD is recommended in
horses exposed to stressful conditions which may include: training,
racing, showing, traveling, stall confinement, and competition.
ULCERGARD is intended for use only in the prevention of
stomach ulcers in healthy horses. Clinical signs of stomach ulcers may
include: decreased appetite, recurrent colic, intermittent loose stools
or diarrhea, poor hair coat, poor body condition or poor performance.
These signs may also be associated with other diseases as well as
existing stomach ulcers. If your horse is exhibiting one or more of
these signs, consult your veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment.
Store at 68║F - 77║F (20║C - 25║C). Excursions between 59║F - 86║F (15║C - 30║C) are permitted.
Important safety information:
ULCERGARD can be used in horses that weigh at least 600 pounds. Safety in pregnant mares has not been determined.
«ULCERGARD is a registered trademark of the AstraZeneca Group of Companies.