FEED FOR THOUGHT: HERBAL PREPARATIONS WHY ARE THEY EFFECTIVE IN TREATING ULCERS?
Now that we understand the basic pharmacology of the medications commonly used in treating equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS), let’s now look into the various herbal preparations available and why they are effective in treating ulcers. Herbal preparations have long been used to prevent, soothe, and repair gastric ulcers in the stomach, particularly amongst groups that commonly practice Chinese medicine. In veterinary medicine, many professionals and horse owners are turning to herbal preparations to treat ulcer cases where the horse does not respond or responds adversely to more commonly used medications, such as omeprazole or ranitidine, or when trying to prevent future cases of ulcers in ulcer-prone horses, such as those frequently competing, traveling, or in heavy work and living in less ideal situations for gut health.
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