A unique natural ulcer supplement for horses featuring a formulation that may assist reduce, heal and protect the stomach from the incidence of ulcers. Using high-quality natural ingredients does not inhibit the natural acid pump action as stomach acid is essential for protein digestion and absorption of vitamins and minerals.
The horse’s natural stomach acid also acts as a barrier against micro-organisms and parasites entering further down the digestion system.
Healthy Gut Lining Support
The Elimination of Ulcer Formation in the Stomach
Increase Absorption of Vitamins and Minerals such as Calcium and Magnesium
May Help Decrease Squamous Ulcer Scores
May Reduce the Likelihood of Gastric Scarring
Mix with feed 30g/day (1 full scoop) for 500kg horse. Can be split 15g per meal.
Proudly Australian Made & Owned, manufacturing all our products in Australia.
All Natural Ingredients
All our products are Chemical Free. We only use natural sources.
Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides
Studies into the effectiveness of Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides for Ulcers in horses has shown that Hydrolysed Collagen-fed horses had fewer and less severe ulcers throughout the trial. Significantly fewer ulcers were seen after 56 days of feeding. Hydrolysed Collagen also lowered the severity of gastric ulcers in stall-confined horses undergoing stall confinement and feed stress (Hydrolysed Collagen And Ulcer Study).
Gastric Cellular Support
Fermented Legume by Lactobacillus delbrueckii lactis Rosell 187 may help decrease squamous ulcer scores in horses (Fermented Legume Study).
Turmeric in the research showed suppression of the formation of stomach ulcers when fed daily to horses (Turmeric Study).
Slippery Elm Bark
Contains high amounts of mucilage that adheres to the gastrointestinal tract, soothing and coats injured and inflamed tissues, helping them to heal and reducing the likelihood of scarring, as well as drawing out toxins and irritants.
Gelatin’s short peptides – glyprolines – consist of amino acids of glycine and proline. They protect the stomach mucous tunic from injuries. Glyprolines are easily absorbed in the stomach and remain in the blood for a long time without breaking up. They act not only on the stomach cells but also on the central nervous system overcoming the blood-brain barrier, therefore they help prevent the ulcers caused by stress.
The Difference Between CEN Ulcer Protect and Ulcer Medication
Ulcer medications (e.g Ulcerguard) turn down/block acid production in the horse’s stomach (proton pump inhibitor). CEN Ulcer Protect does not inhibit the natural acid pump action. It helps protect and heal the stomach wall with high-quality ingredients without side effects. Stomach acid is vital for protein digestion and absorption of key vitamins and minerals such as calcium and magnesium. The acid in the stomach is also important as a barrier against micro-organisms and parasites in the environment entering further down the digestive system. Ulcers in horses can occur in the Foregut and Hindgut. Long term use of ulcer medication can be risky. Evidence from human research that long term use of Omeprazole impacts calcium absorption, which has been linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis where bones become weak and there is the risk of fracture. Short term use would be a lower risk. This has caused some nutritionists and researchers in equine nutrition to question the long term use of Omeprazole in horses. Dr. Juliet Getty – internationally respected independent equine nutritionist, believes that concerns are reasonable because what happens in a horse’s stomach is not that different from human digestion.
“What happens in humans is that these medications not only reduce protein digestion, but they also inhibit the absorption of key minerals and vitamins, such as magnesium, calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin B12” said Getty.
Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides, Gelatin Hydrolysate, Fermented Legume by Lactobacillus delbrueckii lactis Rosell 187, Slippery Elm Bark, Live Probiotics, Organic Turmeric, Stabilised Linseed Meal.
What to feed horses with Stomach Ulcers?
Horses that have or are prone to ulcers will benefit from a high fibre, low sugar and starch diet. This will avoid the gut microbes getting excited and keep the pH at an Ideal level. Feeding long stem roughage will encourage the production of saliva which acts as a natural pH buffer.
Can horse Ulcers heal on their own?
Ulcers present in the glandular and non-glandular areas of the stomach may eventually heal themselves over time. Stress, metabolic complications and diet can all affect the rate and ability of which these ulcers will heal without intervention. A natural ulcer support product like CEN Ulcer Protect may assist with the rate of healing.
Can Ulcers cause back pain in horses?
If a horse is overcompensating in the way it carries itself to avoid pain or discomfort, over time this can cause musculoskeletal imbalances which can present as back pain.
Can Ulcers cause diarrhea in horses?
Diarrhea is a common and clear symptom that there is an imbalance or issue in the horse’s gut, it therefore makes sense that may equestrians link this to gastric ulcers. It is most common to see diarrhea as a symptom of hindgut ulcers. Feeding CEN Ulcer Protect may help support the healing of ulcers and it also contains Prebiotics and Probiotics for gut microbiome assistance.
How do horses get Ulcers?
There are many causes for equine ulcers inclusive of diet, deprivation of feed, stress as well as long term use of medication. Limiting a horses roughage intake can also contribute to ulcers as it reduces saliva production decrease the natural pH buffering effect. Splashing of stomach acid while exercising is a common cause for gastric ulcers, therefore access to grassy hay before training/performance is important.
How to prevent Ulcers in horses?
Having a balanced high fibre, low sugar and low starch diet is the easiest and best way to prevent ulcers. Ensuring you horse has adequate pasture/ roughage, reducing the grain content on the diet and using medications with care are all good preventative practices to help with gastric ulcers.