ULCERS - "I have a horse who suffers with ulcers who I am struggling to manage effectively following veterinary treatment."
This client had been through the mill of vet meds including Omeprazole, and her horse was now struggling post treatments. He was extremely unhappy in himself, he was insecure, spooky and panicky, he still had ongoing gut discomfort, he was struggling with transitions … all in all, he was one big bundle of imbalances with lots of Red Flags.
I sent over our questionnaire to get the bigger picture, and what came back were four different areas – first up, his nervous system was all over the place – insecurities, spooky, panicky, all classic signs of mineral imbalances but also signs of stress gone a bit rogue towards a permanently switched-on fight/flight response.
Second, his very recent ulcerogenic history. Third, immunity deficiencies – his skin was in poor shape. Fourth, with everything factored together we had an unhappy, stressed state which needed addressing first and foremost, as this was compounding upon itself and affecting his entire homeostasis from the gut upwards.
This was a case of starting at the beginning and following the Alleviate (his stress and discomfort), Detoxify (clean up his system) and Fortify (nutrients) protocol. And as everything starts with the gut, we always start with the feedbowl, which was based around a main-brand significantly lacking in anything remotely nutritious.
- We firstly looked at feed, in our Feeding our Horses section: https://equinatural.co.uk/i/why-what-we-feed-has-to-be-right
- Alongside this, we moved to our Stress page in the Herbal Nutrition section: https://equinatural.co.uk/i/stress
- This lead us nicely to Detoxification, to clean up the system and reset/strengthen immunity: https://equinatural.co.uk/i/detoxificatio
- Finally, we looked at ulcers and Omeprazole, aka PPIs (Proton Pump Inhibitors), and again, there’s a whole information page on the website on this in the Herbal Nutrition/Gut section: https://equinatural.co.uk/i/my-take-on-egus-ulcers