Overview of Equine Gastric Ulcers
Equine gastric ulcer syndrome is one of the most costly diseases in all of the equine specialties. Not only do gastric ulcers cause pain and discomfort, horses with gastric ulcers tend to eat less and perform poorly. Often, gastric ulcers in the horse are subclinical and go unnoticed for an extended period of time. Horses being treated with gastric ulcer medication commonly still develop gastric ulcers and go undiagnosed. In these cases, horses have poor appetites, poor skin coats, exhibit poor performance and have severe gastric ulcers before they are noticed.
Gastric ulcers are caused by number of factors, primarily stress and overuse of nSAIDs. The stresses of training, racing, showing and competition are the primary stressors for athletic and show horses. Long-term use and or high doses nSAIDs can also cause gastric ulcers. A horse that fits into any of these categories is at risk for developing gastric ulcers.
Specifically, all of these factors ultimately decrease the mucus layer produced in the stomach that protects the mucosa from gastric acid. Acid production in the stomach is necessary for proper digestion and digestive health but, without the normal mucus barrier, the acid damages the epithelial lining and eventually causes the gastric ulcers.
Conventional treatments for gastric ulcers in the horse are aimed at reducing gastric acid production or forming and artificial protective barrier that adheres to the ulcer . These treatments can be effective at reducing the pain associated with gastric ulcers but do not necessarily promote healing. The primary goal of GastroMend® is to promote healing of the gastric ulcers and improve the mucus layer so the horse’s stomach can function normally and pain free.
How Does GastroMend® Help Equine Gastric Ulcer Management?
GastroMend is formulated with high quality natural ingredients that have been proven to promote healing and prevent gastric ulcers. Specifically, naturally derived pentacyclic triterpenoids promote gastric ulcer healing by increasing collagen hand fibronectin production. Collagen and fibronectin are critical components how the basement membrane and of the healing process. The natural components of GastroMend® have also been shown to improve the quality of the mucous layer in the stomach and prevent gastric ulcers in challenge studies.
Why should you supplement with GastroMend®?
We believe GastroMend® is the most effective equine gastric ulcer supplement on the market, period. It is palatable, simple to use and inexpensive. Take Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome out of the equation so your horses can have improved appetites, better hair coats and body condition, and optimum nutrient absorption. We guarantee your complete satisfaction.
Each serving contains:
Pentacyclic Triterpenoid rich Centella asiatica 10g
Ascorbic Acid 100mg
Zinc Oxide 100mg
Vitamin A Palmitate 6mg