Animalcare has launched Equizol, the UK’s first omeprazole granule treatment for gastric ulcers in horses.Animalcare has launched Equizol, the UK’s first omeprazole granule treatment for gastric ulcers in horses.

The apple-flavoured, gastro-resistant granules can be mixed with dry feed to make administration easier for owners.

Animalcare says that up to 37% of leisure horses and 93% of race horses are reported to be affected by gastric ulcers1, for which the most prescribed treatment is omeprazole.

Equizol’s granule formulation has been developed to support owners who find syringe administration difficult or wasteful. It is presented in packs of 28 sachets, each containing sufficient omeprazole to treat 200 kg body weight. Owners mix the appropriate number of sachets into a small amount of the horse’s feed.

Animalcare Product Manager James Beaumont said: “Offering innovative product solutions which better meet our customer’s needs is our goal and Equizol is a perfect example. Our established equine healthcare range includes products for pain management, infusion therapy and microchips. Now, with the launch of Equizol, we are offering an innovative, easy-to-use and cost-effective solution to the common problem of gastric ulcers, based on tried and trusted omeprazole. We are delighted to add it to our range.”

Reference

  1. Practical Gastrocopy Course Gives Equine Vets ‘Inner Vision’: Author: Sam Luis Hole; Published in Veterinary Times, August 1, 2011

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