WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR
Sensitive to the Touch
Lack of Appetite
Decrease in Performance
High Starch Meals
6+ Hours in Between Feedings
Changes in Routine
A Guide to Avoiding Ulcers in Horses
Provide low-starch, high forage meals.
Feed 3-4 meals in a day to reduce the amount of starch per meal and decrease the amount of time the stomach is left empty.
Provide regular turnout and exercise while at competition and reduce any anxieties in their daily life.
Feed a research-proven supplement, like Vitalize Alimend, to help prevent ulcers and soothe the stomach lining.
Provides 24/7 stomach comfort and relieves equine gastric issues commonly associated with training, traveling, and performance without altering stomach pH or hindering digestion.
- Vitalize® Alimend® is a unique blend of: MHB3® Hyaluronan, H. erinaceous (Lion’s mane) extract, and AO-Biotics®
- A natural product that helps heal and protect without altering stomach pH.
- Safe for routine and continuous use in all types of horses.
What Our Customers Are Saying
Last fall I began training a mare that had been previously treated with Ulcergard. She fell off her weight and became very anxious at the previous trainer. I put her on Vitalize Alimend. She stayed quiet through the entire three months of training and progressed well with no signs of ulcers."
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- Did you know? Horses with gastric ulcers often develop hindgut ulcers, too!
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- Hindgut or colonic ulcers are lesions located further down the digestive tract in the intestines or "colon" of the horse.
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