Excess acidity and diet problems can provoke a colic attack. Race track veterinarians both use and recommend Nutrient Buffer® as a first approach in colic cases, often eliminating the need for costly surgery that would end a racing career. It is the 'original' natural digestive aid buffering supplement that helps soothe and lubricate the gut as well as aid in relaxation so the impaction or gas pocket can pass.
For an active early colic, it's not always necessary but you can add 1 tablespoon of epsom salts to each dose of Nutrient Buffer® and it will help stimulate the gastric tract to move. It is suggested that for an early colic, Nutrient Buffer® be dosed every half hour for several hours. If the colic has not successfully resolved or is violent, you need to call your vet as there may be a twisted intestine, and no product will fix that. Surgery is the only option for a twisted gut.
For any colic, it is recommended to follow also all of the standard treatments, such as walking the horse, taking the horse for a trailer ride on a gravel road, not letting them roll etc. Always follow standard advice in both preventing and treating any colic. Do not let the horse stay in a colic mode for more than 3 hours before getting veterinary help.
Nutrient Buffer® is an important part of every equine first aid kit. It is suggested that you freeze ½ gallon for future use, and if your horse is getting Nutrient Buffer® in his feed every day, you won’t likely need the first aid kit, except maybe for a friend or neighbor’s horse!
Nutrient Buffer® is versatile enough to be used daily for horses in every walk of life. With drugs like H₂ Blockers and Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), the body can build a tolerance and require higher dosages over time, while Nutrient Buffer® works the same all the time, every time - with the added benefit of helping resolve colic situations when you need it the most.
Since Marion Dupont-Scott did their classic ulcer study decades ago, showing that race horses tend to dump a lot of stomach acid at the break from the gate, Nutrient Buffer® has been one of the most widely used digestive aid buffering supplements for horses prior to stressful conditions. According to many prominent race track veterinarians, it helps horses race better.
Whether your horse is injured or ill and in recovery, ulcers are known to become a problem in stalled and confined horses. Horses are grazers and designed for continuous movement to aid their digestion and well being.
Nutrient Buffer® has been demonstrated to aid horses with anemia by reducing the binding of iron to lactoferrin and releasing it into the blood and tissues.
A gastric ulcer is essentially a sore on the wall of the stomach, duodenum or even hind gut/large intestine. It is caused by excessive acid secretion by the stomach when there is either no food in the stomach to absorb the acid, or a stimulated excess secretion of acid due to stressful conditions that the horse is under.
Excess acidity and diet problems can provoke a colic attack. Race track veterinarians both use and recommend Nutrient Buffer® as a first approach in colic cases, often eliminating the need for costly surgery. It is the "original" natural digestive aid buffering supplement that helps soothe the gut, and aid in relaxation so the impaction can pass.
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Equine Ulcers & Colic in Horses
Ulcers are common in all kinds of horses. Learn how to spot the signs of a potential ulcer, what you can do, and how stomach scoping can be helpful.
Drugs have many shortcomings, and H₂ Blockers have some unique ones. When your horse builds a tolerance after prolonged daily use, you find yourself continually increasing the dosage to achieve the same results.
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) shut down excess acid production in the stomach. Accurate dosing can be very tough to estimate, and excessive use can lead to poor digestion of food and longer term health problems.