There are many tips on horses that have ulcers but again one must weed through what makes sense and what doesn’t. Did you know these tips on horses: the incidence of ulcers in foals ranges from 25% – 50%, up to 90% in race horses and 60% in non-performance horses? With these kind of stats every horse owner should be opening their eyes and ears to any tips on horses when in comes to ulcers. There are many factors to consider like lifestyle, stress levels, performance and drug history. With so many of these tips on horses a couple of them have stood out to me when it comes to ulcers. The tips on horses that I found quite valuable are the high starch diets we feed our horses and the infrequent feedings that so many horses still suffer from. Our horses are made to ingest small amounts of food several times per day and when they chew the saliva flow buffers stomach acid. What many tips on horses tend to forget to mention is that horses continually secrete gastric HCL (stomach acid) even when they are not eating. So can you imagine how build up of acid must feel if the horse is left too long between feedings? Other interesting tips on horses to back this up is that researchers will actually fast a horse to induce ulcers. And to add a little more fuel to the fire the horses also get all stressed out wondering when their next meal will be.
These tips on horses was what I was looking for when it came to my mare Ms. Winnie. I know in my heart she came from a past of poor tips on horses like infrequent feedings then abundant pasture. These tips on horses landed her with a belly full of sand, foaming at the mouth when eating, voracious eating and stressed out at an ask. I knew then that ulcers were a definite possibility for her. I knew from the tips on horses that I didn’t want to give her an acid-suppressing drug as many ulcers are caused by a deficiency of HCL and an excess of other kinds of acids produced by unfriendly bacteria. I picked from many different tips on horses in order to get her back on track. My brain kept telling me that the tips on horses to give her an acid-suppressing drug was the answer and I even bought one to have but instead I went down the route of natural medicine and changing some feeding routines. I was advised about some tips on horses in regards to some different kinds of flower essence to try for the amount of stress she seemed to carry around. And each time we tried a different concoction the further she would open up to let me in. It was obvious that her past owners got very few tips on horses or just got the wrong ones all together. I also got her onto an organic herbal mixture specifically for ulcers and introduced her to a slow feeder hay bag. She loved the herbal mixture but thought the tips on horses for a hay bag was pure evil. As she frantically pawed the hay bag in hopes of bolus eating again it took a good three to four months before she realized she wasn’t going to starve to death. I don’t think she was really in agreement with the tips on horses needing a lower sugar hay either. Anyways she is now really quite comfortable with her low sugar hay in her hay net slow feeder and she no longer foams at the mouth. With these tips on horses I hope you feel better educated to make a more informed decision about ulcers in horses.