Health

Watch to Win

Learning about equine stomach ulcers and horse health can have some big dividends.

From AQHA Corporate Partner Merial

Horse owners, trainers and veterinarians have a chance to win prizes while educating themselves on equine stomach ulcers. And with prizes that help address everyday challenges like safe travel, monitoring stalls and measuring heart rates, learning has never been more rewarding.

Check out the educational videos about equine stomach ulcers at http://watchtowin.ulcergard.com including:

    • Why Equine Stomach Ulcers Happen
    • Preventing and Treating Equine Stomach Ulcers
    • Why Most Equine Stomach “Ulcer” Products Aren’t Worth the Gamble

Why watch? Besides being eligible to win prizes, learning more about equine stomach ulcers is important for anyone who works with and shows horses, because two out of three competitive horses suffer from ulcers.1 These ulcers can ultimately result in:

    • Changes in eating and drinking behavior2
    • Weight loss2
    • Change in attitude (for the worse)2
    • Recurrent colic2
    • Dull hair coat2
    • Less than optimal performance2

Learn more about equine stomach ulcers with AQHA's FREE Stomach Ulcers in Horses report. Keep your show-horse healthy.

“All disciplines and breeds have very competitive show circuits,” says Beckie Peskin, senior equine product manager, Merial. “A comprehensive feed and health care plan, including the prevention of stomach ulcers, lays the groundwork for horses to perform at their best,” she says.

The “Watch to Win” promotion runs through December 31, 2014. Prize packages include:

For horse owners:
USRider Equestrian Motor Plan
Roadside assistance benefits, including coverage of horse vans, tow vehicles and trailers. Read more at www.usrider.org. Along with the plan, each winner will also receive a $1,000 gas card.

For trainers:
StallWatch Equine Surveillance Kit
A portable video surveillance system, StallWatch allows you to keep an eye on your horse 24 hours a day with a live, real-time video feed that comes straight to your smartphone or tablet. Go to http://mobile.stallwatch.com
for more information. Trainers can also win a prize package including Ulcergard (omeprazole), the only proven and FDA-approved product for the prevention of equine stomach ulcers.3

For veterinarians:
AliveCor Veterinary Heart Monitor
This handy device snaps onto the iPhone 4, 4S or 5 like a case and wirelessly communicates with the app on your phone to provide instant electrocardiograms (ECGs) on horses, dogs and cats. Go to www.alivecorvet.com
to learn more. Veterinarians may also win a prize package including
Gastrogard (omeprazole), the only proven and FDA-approved product for the treatment of equine stomach ulcers.4

Keep your horse healthy and ready for the show ring. Learn more about equine stomach ulcers with AQHA's FREE Stomach Ulcers in Horses report.

About Merial
Merial is a world-leading, innovation-driven animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health, well-being and performance of a wide range of animals. Merial employs approximately 6,200 people and operates in more than 150 countries worldwide with close to $2 billion of sales in 2013.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Caution: Safety of Gastrogard in pregnant or lactating mares has not been determined.

Ulcergard can be used in horses that weigh at least 600 pounds. Safety in pregnant mares has not been determined.

®Ulcergard and Gastrogard are registered trademarks of Merial. ©Merial Limited, Duluth, GA. All rights reserved. EQUIUGD1424 (06/14)

1Mitchell RD. Prevalence of gastric ulcers in hunter-jumper and dressage horses evaluated for poor performance. Association for Equine Sports Medicine. September 2001.
2Equine Gastric Ulcer Council. Recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS), Equine Vet Educ. 1999;11:262-272.
3Ulcergard product label.
4Gastrogard product label.