Horse Veterinary Questions? Ask an Equine Vet.
Greetings, and thanks for the question. My apologies for the long delay it has taken for you to get service. It seems that Dr. Scott is unavailable I just logged on and saw your question.
Sorry to hear about your horse’s condition. As you probably know, ulcers are not an uncommon problem with horses, but getting them definitively diagnosed (and treated!) can be an expensive endeavor. I’m fully aware of the high cost of the ulcer medications that are on the market today, and I can understand your frustration.
I‘d like to share a simple remedy with you that I’ve had good success with in treating ulcers. Although it doesn’t work 100% of the time, I’d say about 80% of the horses I’ve treated with this have had a favorable response, and it’s much less expensive and very safe. Administer 60cc of Aloe Vera gel combined with one teaspoon of Slippery Elm Powder once daily for ten days to two weeks. Both of these should be available at any natural food co-op, or a grocery store that carries organic products. You should be able to pick up a 60cc dose syringe at your local feed/supply store. I normally start seeing results in about 3-4 days. Some stores even carry different flavors of the Aloe Vera.
So I hope this helps to give your horse some relief (and you as well!). If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask, and if you have the time, drop me a line in a week or so and let me know how your horse is doing. I’d appreciate it.
All the best to you,
Dan C., DVM
P.S.: Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and yours, and of course, all of your animals too!
Greetings! Just checking to see if you had any additional questions.
May your Holidays be full of goodness.
-Dan C., DVM