For the prevention of gastric ulcers
Ulcergard is a oily oral paste for horses.
Ulcergard active substance:
- Omeprazole 2.28 g
Indications for use
Ulcergard is indicated or the prevention of gastric ulcers in horses.
Ulcergard works to prevent stomach ulcers in horses. The active ingredient,omeprazole, has been extensively tested for safety and effectiveness.
It works by reducing the production of acid in the horse's stomach.
To help horses maintain optimal gastric health, it is recommended that Ulcergard be administered during stressful events or activities that may induce stomach ulcers.
Such conditions may include: training, racing, showing, traveling, stall confinement, and competition.
Administration and dosage
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.
Each syringe contains 4 individual daily doses for horses weighing 600-1200 lbs. Please refer to the following dosage chart for help in determining the correct dose for your horse.
Ulcergard dosage chart:
|Less than 600 lbs.||Consult a veterinarian|
|600-1,200 lbs.||1 dose per day|
|over 1,200 lbs.||2 doses once per day|
- To set the syringe plunger, while holding plunger, turn the knurled ring on the plunger ¼ turn to the left and slide the knurled ring along the plunger shaft so that the side nearest the barrel is at the appropriate daily dose marking, aligning the arrow on the plunger with the notch on the ring, as shown in the pictogram.
- Lock the ring in place by making ¼ turn to the right. Ensure it is locked (it should no longer slide).
- Make sure horse's mouth contains no feed before administration.
- Remove syringe tip cover.
- Insert syringe into the corner of the horse's mouth.
- Depress the plunger until it stops at the dose ring.
- The entire dose should be deposited on the back of the tongue or deep in the cheek pouch.
- Horses should be observed briefly to assure no part of the dose is lost or rejected.
- If any of the dose is lost, re-dosing is recommended.
- Replace cap if any unused doses remain in the syringe.
Duration of 8 or 28 days ↩