Ulcers

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Ulcers

Symptoms:

  • Cribbing
  • Heartburn, acid reflux and indigestion
  • Burping and/or gas
  • Colic (low-grade and/or chronic)
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Irritability and anger
  • Poor appetite
  • Poor hair coat
  • Weak muscle tone
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea

Causes:

  • Heartburn, acid reflux and indigestion
  • Over-feeding
  • Infrequent feedings
  • Indigestion
  • Inappropriate diet – high sugar/carbohydrate and/or high protein
  • Intestinal parasites – Refer to Parasite Page
  • Intestinal bacteria
  • Stall confinement
  • Stress and/or emotional upset
  • Suppression of emotional trauma
  • Medications, especially non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID’s)

Treatment

Diet & Nutrition:

  • Eliminate all grain and commercial feed
  • Eliminate alfalfa
  • Eliminate all dietary fats and oils
  • Eliminate any possible hay intolerances
  • Eliminate or limit grass grazing
  • Feed hay from slow feeders 24/7 to ensure small frequent meals – this prevents hunger, excess acid production, stomach irritation and stress

Recommended Remedies – dosage as per labels:

  • Pro-Colon probiotics – Restores intestinal ecosystem, discourages unfriendly improves nutrient absorption, helps with leaky gut and/or intestinal inflammation
  • Magnesium Citrate – Anti-spasmodic and pain relief, buffers stomach acids, nerve nutrient
  • Folic Acid – promotes the natural production of probiotics, improves protein digestion, promotes tissue repair, improves hydrochloric acid (HCL) production
  • Potassium Citrate – protein digestion, encourages waste elimination, regulates gastric pH levels (acids)
  • Five-Herb Digest –Decreases acids and gastric irritability, improves digestion,relaxes intestinal walls, intestinal ulcers
  • Pro-Dygest – Intestinal cleanser and detoxifier, heals intestinal walls, intestinal ulcers, improves digestion
  • Calm & Cool– nervous tension, stress, muscle tension, intestinal relaxant

Special Notes:

  • a) Reduce stress levels of all kinds
  • b) Ensure regular exercise and freedom to move
  • c) Provide large living quarters and fields
  • d) Wean youngsters late and gradually
  • e) Avoid the over-use of antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, steroids and chemical de-wormers (unless they are parasitic) – all of these medications alter the colonic eco-system and/or contribute to ulcers