AbPrazole-Oral paste-Syringe

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Is your horse irritable, losing condition or has a poor appetite? Could they be suffering from ulcers?

Product Description

AbPrazole (omeprazole) is Abler’s most popular product for the treatment and prevention of equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS), which is a common issue amongst stabled horses, performance horses, horses stressed by a changed environment or horses being treated with anti-inflammatories.

Omeprazole is from the family of proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) that blocks secretion of acid. Omeprazole assists by reducing and neutralizing acid in the horse’s stomach, which enables improved healing of existing ulcer damage.

Each dose of AbPrazole is effective for 24 hours.

Features:        

  • Available in granule, tablet or paste form to suit all horse tastes and temperaments.
  • Granules and tablets include an enteric coating to ensure the medication can make it through the stomach and target the affected area. 
  • Paste includes an enteric buffering agent to ensure the medication can make it through the stomach and target the affected area. 
  • Easy to measure and feed.
  • Granules available in bulk packs (equivalent of 50 sachets), for convenience.
  • Buy 30 for US$9.00 each and save 10%
  • Buy 60 for US$8.50 each and save 15%
  • Buy 90 for US$8.00 each and save 20%

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AbPrazole-Oral paste-Syringe is available to buy in increments of 1

OVERVIEW

  • Omeprazole 25% w/w
  • Each 2.8g sachet of enteric-coated granules contains omeprazole BP 700mg.
  • Treatment dosage of 4.0mg/kg (1.8mg/lb) of horse's bodyweight.
  • Prevention dosage of 2.0mg/kg (0.9mg/lb) of horse's bodyweight.
  • DO NOT expose AbPrazole granules to water or the enteric coating will be damaged.

TREATMENT REGIME

  • ONE sachet per 175kg (385lbs), administered as a single dose per day for 28 days. 

PREVENTION REGIME

  • ONE sachet per 350kg (770lbs), administered as a single dose ongoing.
  • Top dress dry granules onto feed. A small amount of corn syrup or molasses can be added to the feed mix.
  • Add to apple sauce and spread onto a treat such as an apple or carrot.
  • DO NOT expose AbPrazole granules to water or the enteric coating will be damaged.
Safety and Storage

Warnings

  • Do not treat horses intended for human consumption.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Veterinary use only.
  • Interactions/Contraindications: Omeprazole appears to be a safe drug with low associated problems. It is contraindicated in horses hypersensitive to it. Omeprazole may decrease the hepatic clearance of some medications. Omeprazole's safety during pregnancy has not been established.

Side Effects

Omeprazole, like other PPI's, is well tolerated. Nervousness, abnormal heartbeat, muscle pain, weakness, leg cramps and water retention occur infrequently.

Overdosage

Massive overdosage is required to cause problems in other species but the toxic dosage in horses is uncertain. Rats have tolerated oral doses no greater than 40mg/kg (this would be equivalent to ten times of 100% product fed to a horse at one time).       

Toxicity

Omeprazole appears to be very well tolerated in horses. There may be a possibility of Gastro Intestinal (GI) distress (anorexia, colic, flatulence, diarrhea).

Storage

  • Store in a cool dry atmosphere away from extreme heat.
  • Store or transport at 20º to 30ºC (68º to 86ºF).
Tip

For added effectiveness in the healing of equine ulcers, learn about the benefits of combining AbPrazole with AbSucralfate.

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