THE TRUTH: Ulcer Medications ONLY Make Horse Ulcers Worse!
How do we heal our horses of these painful sores?
Dear Horse Owner,
For nearly 20 years I’ve tried all kinds of treatments and therapies trying to get answers for you!
If you’re like most horse owners who are struggling with horse ulcers, then you’ll recognize what I’m about to describe:
➤ You’ve watched your horse’s symptoms get worse for days, months, maybe even years.
➤ You’ve seen a change in their attitude and behavior….from a friendly, happy horse who enjoyed work to a sad, angry horse who runs away from work. Even to the far end of the pasture or sticking his head in the corner of the stall.
➤ You’ve seen a change in their appearance…their once beautiful coat now lacks its shine and has been replaced by dullness.
➤ You watch as your once energetic and award-winning horse suffers from a lack of performance. Maybe all she wants to do now is stand in her stall.
➤ You might even be uncertain if your horse has ulcers…all you know is something is off.
➤ You are frustrated, confused, unsure of how to treat and how to prevent this from ever happening again…
➤ And, all you really want is to get rid of the ulcers and the pain it is causing you and your horse.
Unfortunately, by the time your horse starts to show classic ulcer symptoms, the ulcers are bad. 😢
And here's what happens:
You’ll be prescribed some medication.
Your horse will be relieved of pain in the near present.
However, the medicine is simply putting a bandaid on the problem.
AND your horse becomes reliant on these meds to keep the ulcers from coming back.
By the way, on top of the drugs you’ll be giving your horse is a big fat bill from the vet for the treatments and procedures (approx $250-$400 for each endoscopy). Just in case you didn’t know, a one-month treatment of Gastrogard typically costs more than $1000.00 USD. No, that’s not a typo. One thousand dollars for 30 days of treatment. And many times, you need more than one month.
Doing this just neglects the cause of why the horse has ulcers in the first place.
Don't worry, there is hope!
Despite what you've been told, Ulcers can be HEALED!
I’m happy to tell you that after two decades of searching, I’ve figured it all out.
We need to get to the bottom of the REAL cause of your horse's ulcers and treat that.
Treating the cause will allow your horse to get off those costly & harmful meds and get better.
I'll show you what to do.
I've put together a simple, 5-step system that works every time to cure and prevent ulcers in horses.
Read Fix Your Horse's Ulcers Forever and you will…
- Get your precious horse out of pain immediately
- See his or her eyes sparkling bright and happy again
- Eliminate sleepless nights worrying about your horse
- Avoid any future ulcer concerns—permanently *
Every Horse Can Be Ulcer Free
Here's what you'll find in my comprehensive report:
ALL ulcer information (even the hard-to-find) in one place
- Signs of Ulcers
- How to check your horse for ulcers
- What are ulcers and where can they hide?
- Should you have your horse scoped?
- What does your endoscopy report mean?
- Why do ulcers occur? – Most important!
- What are the solutions?
- Which solution is best for your horse?
Mistakes to avoid
- Why many of today’s drug treatments don’t work
- The truth about Gastrogard…and how it should be used
- How innocent horse owners who don’t know the correct “sequence” of treating ulcers can cause colic!
- Why you shouldn’t have any bodywork done on your horse with ulcers
- The destructive “rebound effect” of ulcer medication…the pain it will cause your horse and how you can avoid it
- Drugs that can secretly cause ulcers
A path designed for you and your horse
- Three reasons why so many horse owners have NO IDEA their horse has ulcers
- How to find out for sure if your horse has ulcers (Hint: there are four crucial steps to take)
- The story of the horse who took two steps back and two steps forward
- Four “Alarm Points” on your horse you need to check immediately if you think they have ulcers
- The complete answer to the question: “Should I have endoscopy?” (I’ll tell you everything you need to know and consider with this procedure.)
- What to do when your horse mysteriously acts like he has ulcers, but he really doesn’t
Crucial Care Plans, product spreadsheets, and mindmaps
- Care Plans, for every situation an “ulcer horse” can be in…from the “emergency” situation, to “on medications already”, to “not sure my horse has ulcers”, to “want to prevent ulcers”
- My personal big checklist of 55 symptoms that could mean your horse has ulcers. (Developed directly from my past 20 years of research and personal treatment of horses.) I know of no other list this all-encompassing.
- List of herbs, drugs, and homeopathy treatments for your horse. I explain the pros and cons of each so you’ll know which is best for your situation
- Checklist of environmental contributing causes…and my strategy for removing them for busy horse owners
- List of foods you need to avoid feeding your ulcer-prone horse, with a detailed explanation for each
Why you need to get your horse off the meds:
You can’t keep horses on omeprazole (or any other acid blocker or neutralizer) forever.
Because there are many problems with traditional drugs such as:
- the “rebound effect”
- digestive difficulties
- the horse’s body producing even more acid for digestion!
In my report, you'll find these problems are completely explained (with no gobbledegook medical terms) so that you can understand why these products are not good for your horse long term.
You cannot prevent ulcers with medication!
Many of my clients had their horses on preventative ulcer medications because:
- They believed you can “prevent” ulcers by giving medications—(which you can’t, by the way)
- They kept them on meds because their horses act better, AND behave worse or perform poorly without them.
- They had no idea that the ulcer medications were causing problems, including possible femur and jawbone fractures!
They had no idea that they could heal their horse's ulcers permanently.
They had no idea they could prevent any recurring ulcers naturally.
Ulcer Signs Could Be Hiding!
One sunny day in California, I went to see a gorgeous brown gelding named “Odin”.
Odin was ten years old.
Dan, Odin’s owner, told me this, “Odin will not go forward. At all! We can go sideways, backward, and circles in both directions. Even his trainer, who has been riding him for six years, cannot get him to go forward anymore.”
Dan continued, “He was always difficult, but now he has become impossible.”
Odin had NONE of the typical ulcer symptoms that his owner would have recognized.
No depression, rough hair coat, history of colic, not eating well, and no black feces.
But he did have ulcers.
How did I know?
First of all, poor Odin was just crawling out of his skin.
He hated being touched.
Dan had purchased “boatloads” of brushes trying to get one that Odin would tolerate.
It was ulcers, not the brushes, that made him so sensitive.
Next, when I looked at Odin, I saw “stress” all over his body.
His eye was stressed, his muscles were stressed, his whole being oozed stress.
Dan hadn’t noticed it, because Odin had come to him that way.
He thought it was normal behavior for Odin because he had been a stallion until he was six years old.
Yet that “stress” indicates ulcers. Especially “stress lines” under the eye.
The eye stress lines and the sensitive skin sign are just two of over 55 HIDDEN ulcer symptoms detailed for you in my Fix Ulcers Forever PDF Report.
Odin was what I call an “emergency” case of ulcers.
His were bad enough that colic was definitely a possibility.
So Odin did 30 days of omeprazole. He was immediately better—and would go forward again.
However, as I mentioned, you can’t keep horses on omeprazole.
Odin and his owner continued with the 5-Step Fix Ulcers Forever System.
Over the next few months, he successfully got off omeprazole and went on to have a great career without the ulcers returning.
And this is in a high-stress show barn!
Now each horse will have a different timeline, but every horse can be ulcer-free—no matter what kind of environment they’re in.
"Thanks so much Renee,
I can't tell you how helpful your Ulcer Report has been.
So many people told me the crow hopping was excitement, the lack of roundness with his body was adrenalin or emotional, and that bit may be true but I am sure something is not right, he is uncomfortable and the ulcers is why. The info you’ve given me saved my horse!
If ever you are in the UK, id love you to come n see Smugs and maybe give him a butt scratch! lol"
"I was definitely requiring information about the treatment for stomach ulcers. I have a regular chiropractor for my horses and I could not work out why she was always needing to work the poll and left hind-leg on each horse …always the same issues, especially when I am really careful to keep them as comfortable as possible.(And I am always checked also) … I could not work out why the treatments never seemed to hold. I had done more than one treatment with Ranitidine but the ulcers immediately re-flared up the moment I stopped …and I felt it was soothing rather than healing.
Everything seemed to be stressful…cold weather, traveling, hot weather, stabling, and the worst of all were earthquakes (one of my horses colicked with stress and then died…was probably already an ulcer horse but we were so into saving ourselves and fixing things around us I missed the symptoms). They all had regular massages every week to relax them and herbal help, but still ongoing issues …especially girthiness and very tight in the TMJ and neck. Their toplines had fallen away.
I googled and googled and only got the same answers and so your information was a God-send…all I wanted was something new and concrete to try….so desperate for help —-and I am gratefully doing it all.
So far he is definitely more comfortable and offering similar work to before his ulcers became obvious. His neck and especially his jaw are no longer LOCKED…yay!!
Thank you so much for following your instincts and giving us your information…I am really grateful and would love any more information that may come up."
"Dear Dr. Tucker,
I have received your Fix Your Horse’s Ulcers Forever and have started Frodo (one of our dressage horses that we have suspected for a while may have ulcers) on the peppermint tea regime. We have been searching for alternatives to scoping and drugs and had almost given up when I found you online last week. Needless to say, we are excited and relieved."
"Labor day I could not ride my horse Apache even a mile without triggering a painful colic-like episode, in fact could not even get him to let me hand walk him 1/2 a mile, he would just stop. Now, about 4 weeks into your program, I can pony him for 2 hours with a good gallop in there (he was competing with my saddle horse for first place) and I can ride him bareback, and he feels energetic, forward, and enthusiastic under me. I think I got my horse back!!!
Thanks, you may have saved his life, I was so close to giving up."
"Hi Dr. Renee!
I love all the information in the PDF you created. Unfortunately I think I have a couple of horses with ulcers, I also suspect a couple of client horses may have them as well.
I want to say thank you as I have been puzzling over a three year old we have in training that seems to like his job and is suited to being a cowhorse, is making progress, but just don’t look right and has little energy or stamina. Everything is matching up that he’s had a long-standing issue. He’s always been touchy/sensitive/caused me to worry/uptight/mouthy/bitey – and there have always been other possible answers. He eats a lot, but doesn’t put on weight, even with good (I think) supplements. After following your recommendations, he is doing so much better!
Keep up the fantastic work!"
-Liz B LMT, EBW
"I purchased your report to arm myself more thoroughly for determining various ‘behavioral issue’ solutions when working with horses. I found it quite informative, well organized, and understandable. I always appreciate works that go beyond the mainstream of what’s readily available and perpetuated by pharmaceutical industry marketing momentum."
"I put my 13 yr old Arab/Warmblood cross on your Ulcer protocol earlier in the month.
I started him on the peppermint immediately—-I was silently stopped by the shift I saw—-almost immediately. And then when I got the dirt!- the clay. I make it when I feed @ 7-7:30am and then feed when I go back down to my barn @ around 10:30/11pm- to finish cleaning stalls and tack up to “play”.
This boy has not spooked from the wind around the trees since he has been on the dirt! Winter is always hard for us! I could go on- but he is truly Arab sometimes. He now yells at my truck coming down to the hill at mid-morning- knowing he is going to get his”dirt”!
I do so thank you for all this research…such really good information."
Thank you so much for the PDF file, it is full of some much wonderful information. I am an equine massage therapist in New Zealand and have been finding a lot of horses with stomach and ulcers issues. We have a 7yr old racehorse that we have taken over the lease, all was good then this ulcers appeared, he became more angry and stopped eating but trying to urinate by stretching out, then working off. We had bloods and urine tests came back all good. We then realised he had ulcers. He did 4 weeks on the vet medication but symptoms were still there. We only have around 2 gut products in NZ to chose from so doing research have managed to come up with a formulation that is working, also working on other horses.
I was excited to read about one of the causes of ulcers being heavy metals and vaccinations as we have been giving a product derived from the ground that is like clay but does not pull all the good nutrients out but helps the absorption of other nutrients. It also helps eliminate heavy metals, pesticides and toxins – safe to give all year. We have added others things but it makes me happy to know we are on track.
Keep up the good work."
-Rachel H, NZ
"Thanks again Renee, I appreciate your help as I have not found one Aussie vet willing to assist with anything other than long term use of omaprazole & I have long been saying to them it is not a solution. My horse has had this ongoing problem since November 2007 & was scoped January 2008 with severe ulcers found to be present. Preddy granules & an extensive shopping list of medication has been recommended & tried but so far my best result has been with omaprazole & slippery elm but it doesn’t stop them from coming back. So, thank you again for what you are trying to do to help the worlds ulcer suffering horses & their suffering owners!"
"This is an excellent report and you should be proud of it!
I am a Human and Animal Chiropractor in Australia and you have just saved me many hours of my own research – so thank you for making it available."