It's not uncommon for weanlings to develop ulcers. Agree with others I'd not put him through scoping and fasting but just treat as if he has ulcers- gastrogard or ulcergard if can't get script- same thing just use whole dose rather than 1/4 dose.
Last edited by Crockpot; Nov. 12, 2012 at 07:53 PM.
I don't know why you couldn't use half a tube a day to dose and save yourself some money? I'd ask the vet anyway.
GastroGard is dosed by weight. A treatment dose is the actual dose by weight and a preventative dose (ie: UlcerGard) is 1/4 of that. You might get 2-3 doses per tube for a foal that age. For prevention a tube will probably last over a week. Much cheaper to treat foals than adults.
Last edited by tuckawayfarm; Nov. 12, 2012 at 03:52 PM.
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yes should have said whole dose rather than whole tube.- meant to say ulcergard is the same as ggard- but dosed at one quarter. You can use ulcergard dosed the same as ggard.- depending on weight of course -but instead of one quarter dose, use whole dose as with ggard. I've used ulcergard this way- because don't need script for it.