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FINAL UPDATE:NOT ULCERS**Update: It’s ulcers! Treatment options?**Biting when cinched and blanketed

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Reg. Mar 2013
Posted 2019-02-10 12:27 PM
Subject: RE: **Update: It’s ulcers! Treatment options?**Biting when cinched and blanketed



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I didn't use omeprazole due to the price and it not doing anything to help the hindgut. As previously stated, I used Oxy-Aide on my pregnant mare, and did notice a major attitude change after treatment. I've been recommended the GastroPlex from MVP to maintain. I just started miss prego and my anxious OTTB on nrf2 (have seen great results on my dog and myself) so it'll be interesting to see if it helps them keep a happy tummy. I also usually keep my horses on a prebiotic and probiotic when there is a GI upset.
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WetSaddleBlankets
Reg. Nov 2010
Posted 2019-02-10 1:42 PM
Subject: RE: **Update: It’s ulcers! Treatment options?**Biting when cinched and blanketed


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Hind gut ulcers are hard to diagnose. When my gelding went off his feed we scoped him for gastric ulcers, he was clean. Then ultrasounded his large colon and tried to measure the thickness of the colon wall. They can also be diagnosed through blood work by checking protein concentration and albumin. Luckily my horse was normal with those tests too. The fecal test is not a very effective way to diagnose either form of ulcers. Even if you treat with a supplement for hind gut ulcers your horses needs to be on a special diet limiting bulk foods, like hay for a period of time.
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wishingforsun
Reg. Apr 2012
Posted 2019-02-11 2:38 PM
Subject: RE: **Update: It’s ulcers! Treatment options?**Biting when cinched and blanketed




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Nutrient Buffer and Nutrient Buffer HG - pricey but effective. 
https://equineplusfeed.com/supplements/nutrient-buffer.html 
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Gsdknox44
Reg. May 2018
Posted 2019-02-13 9:50 PM
Subject: RE: **Update: It’s ulcers! Treatment options?**Biting when cinched and blanketed



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Just wanted to let y’all know I’ve decided to get him scoped to be sure of the best treatment for him. Thank you again everyone for the advice!
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ropin1
Reg. May 2004
Posted 2019-02-15 8:49 PM
Subject: RE: FINAL UPDATE:NOT ULCERS**Update: It’s ulcers! Treatment options?**Biting when cinched and blanke



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I had a gelding that started doing that, though ulcers, etc. Turned out to be kissing spine. Injected his back and as long as I stay up on that he is great. Even my shoer noticed he was more supple after back injections.  
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SmokinBandits
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2019-02-16 5:38 PM
Subject: RE: FINAL UPDATE:NOT ULCERS**Update: It’s ulcers! Treatment options?**Biting when cinched and blanke



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Wow, interesting update! No ulcers after all! Glad I read that about the company that does the testing, sells the treatment. Good to know.
Well, good luck. I admire your dedication to finding out whether it was mental or physical. It's always so tricky! 
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WetSaddleBlankets
Reg. Nov 2010
Posted 2019-02-16 9:32 PM
Subject: RE: FINAL UPDATE:NOT ULCERS**Update: It’s ulcers! Treatment options?**Biting when cinched and blanke


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ropin1 - 2019-02-15 8:49 PM

I had a gelding that started doing that, though ulcers, etc. Turned out to be kissing spine. Injected his back and as long as I stay up on that he is great. Even my shoer noticed he was more supple after back injections.  

  Good point! I had a mare that I wrote a response to this post that was biting while cinching and after she scoped clean for ulcers we x rayed her back because our next thought was kissing spines. She was also x rayed clean but point is that behavior while cinching can also be caused by back pain.
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