GastroGard (omeprazole) Paste for horses contains 37% w/w omeprazole and is available in an adjustable-dose syringe. Each syringe contains 2.28 g of omeprazole. Syringes are calibrated according to body weight and are available in boxes of 14 units, 28 units or 72 units.
GastroGard Paste for horses is recommended for use in horses and foals 4 weeks of age and older.
For treatment of gastric ulcers, each weight marking on the syringe plunger will deliver sufficient 250 lbs.
For prevention of recurrence of gastric ulcers, each weight marking will deliver sufficient to dose 500 lbs body weight.
To deliver GastroGard Paste at the treatment dose rate set the syringe plunger to the appropriate weight marking according to the horse’s weight in pounds.
To deliver GastroGard Paste at the dose rate to prevent recurrence of ulcers, set the syringe plunger to the weight marking corresponding to half of the horse’s weight in pounds. Make sure the horse’s mouth does not contain food.
If any of the dose is lost, redosing is recommended. After dosing, if the syringe is not completely empty, it may be reused on following days until emptied. Replace the cap after each use.
You may want to look out for symptoms in order to take the right action towards treating equine gastric ulcers. Symptoms vary between foals and a adult horse. The following symptoms may be a red flag of a problem