A recent study conducted in Australia and published in the Equine Veterinary Journal, shows that a new long-lasting injectable form of omeprasole has shown significant promise in treating horses with gastrointestinal ulcers.
Omeprazole is common drug used to treat stomach ulcers in humans and is widely used in horses as an oral paste. Directions indicate it should be administered daily.
Benjamin Sykes from the University of Queensland in Australia and his colleagues found that an injectable form of the drug can be administered in the muscle and can suppress ulcers for up to 7 days.
Sykes and others did a two-part stud, one of which was a pharmacodynamic study involving six horses. The second study was a clinical trial that involved 26 horses with diagnosed gastric ulcers.
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