Ulcershield Paste x 6 syringes
Oral paste for the treatment and prevention of gastric ulcers in horses and foals
6 x 33g Multi-dose syringes
(30 days treatment dose or 60 days prevention dose.)
PHARMACOLOGY Omeprazole is a proton-pump inhibitor.
Omeprazole suppresses gastric acid by specific inhibition of the H+/K+ ATPase enzyme system at the secretory surface of the parietal cell. Omeprazole will block gastric acid secretion irrespective of the stimulus.
Maximum acid suppression occurs after 3-5 days of treatment.
FEATURES OF GASTRIC ULCERATION IN HORSES
Clinical signs of gastric ulceration include depressed appetite or inappetence, recurrent colic, intermittent loose faeces, chronic diarrhoea, poor hair coat, poor body condition or poor performance. Signs in foals include depressed appetite or inappetence, teeth grinding, dribbling saliva, diarrhoea, sternal recumbency or weakness.
For accurate diagnosis direct endoscopic examination of the gastric mucosa is recommended.
SAFETY TO HORSES
Ulcershield has a wide safety margin in horses and foals and can be used in foals from one month old.
Ulcershield can be safely administered to stallions used for breeding. Safety in pregnant or lactating mares has not been established. The safety of Ulcershield for longer than 91 days treatment has not been determined.
Ulcershield can be used concomitantly with other medications including anthelmintics, antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and other commonly administered veterinary preparation.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
After administering the initial dose use remaining product within 1 month.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Treatment Dose – 4 mg/kg.
Adult horses (600 kg) give 6 mL daily for 28 days (1 mL per 100 kg).
Prevention Dose – 1 mg/kg.
Adult horses (600 kg) give 1.5 mL daily for 28 days (0.25 mL per 100 kg).
Set dial-a dose syringe to required volume and administer into the side of the mouth far back into the pocket between the teeth and the cheek or over the back of the tongue.
The product is very sticky so ensure that it is applied onto the internal parts of the mouth, not just dropped into the oral cavity. Immediately raise the horse’s head for a few seconds after dosing to ensure the full dose has been swallowed.
MEAT WITHHOLDING PERIOD NOT TO BE USED in horses intended for human consumption.ACVM No. A10916 (New Zealand)