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Acid FX Stomach Ulcer Support
ULCERS, ULCERS, ULCERS
Trainers have known for many years about the detrimental effect of stress on horses in work and training. Many horses suffer ulcer development at some level and often present with sensitive girth area, sucking back, lack of appetite especially after trailering, lack of focus and behavioral problems. Hard exercise exacerbates the formation of ulcers due to the very small stomach size of which the upper portion of stomach is not protected from acid. With any form of physical exertion or tenseness beyond a walk, the horse constricts his stomach muscles and the acid can splash up onto the unprotected stomach lining causing ulcerated lesions and pain. Horses with ulcers often display grouchy attitudes with pinned ears and are disinterested in feed.
EQUINE CHOICE ACID FX
Acid FX is an excellent blend of all-natural ingredients including lecithin, L-glutamine and other stomach lining protectants that test drug-free. It is VERY effective in coating the stomach lining to support a healing environment and supports against new ulcer developments. Equine choice is used in the racing industry where ulceration is rampant, with very good success - many of these horses return to eating and improved attitude and performance using Acid FX and Equine Choice prebiotic-probiotic daily.
Acid FX is extremely helpful for long term strategies as an assist because these nervous, hard-working or ulcer prone types of horses have tendencies to develop ulcers often within 12-24 hours of a stressful event. It is aimed to coat the STOMACH, while the probiotic protects against colonic ulcer formation in the intestinal tract.
Acid FX can be given safely, daily and indefinitely as it uses non-drug ingredients (also doesn't test with our track and show horses) with good coating protection of the stomach lining without altering production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Shake well before use. Store in cool, dry area away from direct sunlight.
Acid FX has a two year shelf-life from date of manufacturer.
OMEPRAZOLE (Veterinarian prescribed) AND ACID FX Working together
Omeprazole is the first line of defence usually indicated via veterinarian care for serious ulceration in the horse. Omeprazole works by reducing HCL production to reduce acid splashing to the top unprotected areas of the stomach lining. Acid FX pro-actively coats and protects the lining at a very affordable cost to the client. It does not interfere with acid production which is something to consider long term. There is no way to test currently to determine which horses produce in excess of normal volumes of HCL to figure out long term dosage rates of omeprazole to maintain enough acid production for purpose intended. Acid is an important proponent in the stomach to break down large food particles into small particle digesta- required for efficient absorption in the small intestine with minimal spill-over into the hind gut.
A consideration with long term use of omeprazole and reduction to HCL production- the stomach may become more alkaline because pepsin still continues production at the same rate (alkaline) and without the higher acidic environment to keep some of the undesirable bacteria under control, these less acidic stomach environments around PH 5 can house larger populations of undesirable bacteria. So once ulcers are cleared up by the omeprazole, we find long term pro-active measures to coat the stomach lining, is a safe and affordable maintenance plan to protect moving forward while removal of omeprazole returns the body to full production of HCL acid.
We have very good results with our Acid FX product and our Prebiotic - Probiotics for horses, working together to cover the stomach and intestinal tract. Our clients include horses from all walks and disciplines, with very good results in the racing industry, performance, horses in training and hard work, stressed horses in transport and older, unthrifty or immune compromised horses.
EQUINE CHOICE GASTRO-INTESTINAL TRACT COMPLETE PRODUCT LINE
Equine Choice Prebiotic-Probiotic, B-Vitamin, Enzyme Supplement nicely compliments and is designed to be used in combination with Acid FX for a total Gastro-Intestinal Tract optimization package. While Acid FX supports the stomach lining from ulceration, Equine Choice Pre-Probiotics optimize the intestinal health of the small and large intestine.
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