Gut Check: Beat Horse Show Stress

Give your performance horse the stomach to win with ULCERGARD® (omeprazole).

From AQHA Corporate Partner Boehringer Ingelheim

Be sure your horse is strees-free by taking precautions. Boehringer Ingelheim photo

Even though you do everything you can to help your equine partner settle in, the show environment can be unsettling to these finely tuned athletes.

The crack of the loudspeaker. An irregular schedule. Golf carts flying by. Unfamiliar neighbors. Lights on all night long. And that can lead to equine stomach ulcers.

Caused by excess acid, ulcers can damage the stomach’s protective lining, which can have adverse effects on your horse’s attitude and performance.

It is important for horse owners to be aware of health issues and symptoms. Stay up to date on the latest horse health news and tips by subscribing to The American Quarter Horse Journal.

That’s the last thing you want – or need. But some things are just out of your control.

That’s why it’s important to add the proven ulcer prevention that you get only with ULCERGARD.

So when it’s time to show, you can be sure your horse has the stomach to win.



Education is the first step to understanding horse health issues and how to treat them. Subscribe to The American Quarter Horse Journal and find insightful health articles that will help you keep your horse happy and healthy.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: ULCERGARD can be used in horses that weigh at least 600 pounds. Safety in pregnant mares has not been determined. CAUTION: Safety of GASTROGARD in pregnant or lactating mares has not been determined. For prescribing information click here.

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