Horse Ulcers Case Study #3

Not a happy husband

“Holy crap, Barbara! We could go to Hawaii for a week for the cost of this frippin’ horse and his medicine!”

Her husband was freaking out about the cost of her beloved horse’s stomach medicine. And he was only looking at the bill for the first month of medicine. Her veterinarian had mentioned some horses were on it for years.

Barbara was feeling a little sick to her stomach. And also feeling glad that she had paid her veterinarian in cash for the next few months of medicine.

One of her friends was on board to help her find a compounding company to get it even cheaper. But that would take a while. So much money! And right when her husband’s job wasn’t going so well.

But was it her fault he was having trouble selling Lexus cars in this economy? I mean, the kids were out of the house now and nearly done with college. With less child expenses, it made sense to Barbara to finally have her dream horse.

And her horse was sick.

And now her dream horse was sick.

She had gotten so lucky finding George, her beloved bay gelding. Only ten years old, with low miles. The owners had gotten a divorce and she had been so pleased to pay only $15,000 for an Oldenberg like him.

George always nickered to her on her arrival. He never ignored her like her husband and her kids did. They just expected her to be there for them. Which was fine, she thought, that’s what a mom is supposed to do.

But her own horse, her own best animal friend, that was a different story. He was always there for her. So when George needed her, she was going to do whatever was necessary to help him—no matter what it cost!

At first when he started acting cranky, her trainer guessed George just needed a new saddle.

“Barbara,” her trainer said, “I suggest a new saddle for George. Custom fit. Because he has put on a lot of muscle since you started him in training, and that saddle he came with just doesn’t work anymore.”

At first Barbara had rallied for saddle pads as a fix, instead of a saddle. But her trainer replied, “You can certainly try that. The thing is, good saddle pads run $300-$400. So by the time you try a few of those, you’ve spent a down-payment on a saddle.” Stress!

But then Barbara had an genius idea.

She had gotten her husband to buy George’s new $4500 saddle as her birthday present. Her friends were shocked when that happened! But the timing of their middle child graduating college and getting a good job helped work everything out.

After the new —custom fit, expensive saddle— George’s crankiness eased up a bit, but he still remained unhappy. He used to eat his food quite calmly, but now pawed and laid his ears back.

The vet came out

Finally Barbara called the vet out (omg if my husband sees the checkbook!). George was diagnosed with ulcers. But $950 per month for the medicine! She had nearly fainted when the vet had told her. But that was the best medicine and would definitely fix George.

The relief in being able to help George fought with her fear whispering ”Where will the money come from? And if it’s too much, will my husband make me get rid of my horse?”

Horses were more expensive than they used to be when she rode as a kid. She had her own pony growing up. And had showed a bit in the local shows. But now board fees never stopped going up. (And we have to argue over every drop of shavings!)

Barbara felt lucky to get some of her show clothes on clearance. Unfortunately, she couldn’t brag about that to her husband. He would just complain, not understanding that you couldn’t show with your leather boots starting to crack.

Ulcer medicine is so expensive!

“Oh what am I going to do about this ulcer medicine?” thought Barbara. “ Even getting it the cheapest way possible, there’s no way I can keep this under my husband’s radar for long.”

And if he sees the real cost of this, he will want me to get rid of George! That cannot happen. What can I do?”

Barbara needed another genius idea.

Desperate to find a plan, Barbara asked all her friends. She was actually shocked by how many of her friend’s horses had ulcers. “Why hadn’t they mentioned it?” she had asked.

“Well, we were told most horses have them and so it’s no big deal.” they replied in one way or another.

Some of her friend’s horses were on herbal ulcer treatments. “Yay! Cheaper!” And yet Barbara’s husband already nitpicked about George’s “expensive” vitamins. (If he only knew they were the cheaper brand!)

What if George could be rid of his ulcers?

It would be a lot easier if George could get rid of his ulcers completely. Didn’t people get rid of their ulcers? This was so confusing. And the research she was doing on the internet wasn’t making it any easier.

So much of the internet was “vet speak.” Yes, she could understand the grades of stomach ulceration when seen by endoscopy. But who really cared! No one was talking about why horses now “commonly” have ulcers. But they didn’t used to. Barbara remembered she had ridden the lesson ponies before getting her own pony. Those ponies were kept in straight stalls, fed gallons of sweet feed, and only came out for riding. Now that is stressful! But you never heard about ulcers then. What’s up with that?

Barbara had a lot of unanswered questions.

 

Let me ask you this question: Have you ever gone waterskiing?

Did you ever go waterskiing when the wind was blowing? The lake turns into “chop” Choppy little waves from the wind. Every time you waterski over a seemingly small wave, you get a big bump. It’s exhausting. It’s difficult to learn on “chop”, and certainly no fun.

But when you get the perfect water—that rare water — the lake is “glass”. You can see your reflection clearly in the water. There are no waves and it’s perfectly smooth.

When you waterski on “glass”, it’s nearly effortless. Nothing is in your way, no bumpy waves to slow you down. It’s like a dream.

I’ve created a “glass” pathway to fix your horse’s ulcers.

Everything you need to get your horse pain-free and keep him or her pain-free. Get the draining from the checkbook to finally stop.

The “glass” pathway is a pdf Report called Fix your horse’s ulcers Forever. It does take some effort to put into effect. But it’s like waterskiing on perfect water because everything is right there for you. No more searching for the answers.

I already searched for those answers. And I found them.
After 20 years of veterinary medicine, and hours and hours of research, I have the answers for you.

Read this report and you will…

  • Get your horse out of pain immediately *
  • Enjoy your horse again
  • Get your riding and training to the next level
  • Be more competitive at shows, competitions and races

Here’s What You’ll Find Inside

  • Simply your life by having all ulcer information (even the hard-to-find) in one place:

    • Signs of Ulcers
    • How to check your horse for ulcers
    • What are ulcers and where can they hide?
    • Should you have your horse scoped?
    • What does your endoscopy report mean?
    • Why do ulcers occur? – Most important!
    • What are the solutions?
    • Which solution is best for your horse?
  • You’ll discover mistakes to avoid

    • Why many of today’s drug treatments don’t work
    • The truth about Gastrogard…and how it should be used
    • How innocent horse owners who don’t know the correct “sequence” of treating ulcers can cause colic!
    • Why you shouldn’t have any bodywork done on your horse with ulcers
    • The destructive “rebound effect” of ulcer medication…the pain it will cause your horse and how you can avoid it
    • Drugs that can secretly cause ulcers
  • You’ll get a path designed for you and your horse

    • Three reasons why so many horse owners have NO IDEA their horse has ulcers
    • How to find out for sure if your horse has ulcers (Hint: there are four crucial steps to take)
    • The story of the horse who took two steps back and two steps forward
    • Four “Alarm Points” on your horse you need to check immediately if you think they have ulcers
    • The complete answer to the question:  “Should I have endoscopy?”  (I’ll tell you everything you need to know and consider with this procedure.)
    • What to do when your horse mysteriously acts like he has ulcers, but he really doesn’t
  • Crucial Care Plans, product spreadsheets, and mindmaps

    • Care Plans, for every situation an “ulcer horse” can be in…from the “emergency” situation, to “on medications already”, to “not sure my horse has ulcers”, to “want to prevent ulcers”
    • My personal big checklist of 55 symptoms that could mean your horse has ulcers.  (Developed directly from my past 20 years of research and personal treatment of horses.)  I know of no other list this all-encompassing.
    • List of herbs, drugs, and homeopathy treatments for your horse.  I explain the pros and cons of each so you’ll know which is best for your situation
    • Checklist of environmental contributing causes…and my strategy for removing them for busy horse owners
    • List of foods you need to avoid feeding your ulcer-prone horse, with a detailed explanation for each

Choose the Report that Works Best for You

Condensed

$19.95

 
  • Ulcer Symtoms
  • Underlying Causes
  • Care Plans
  • – Emergency
  • – On Medical Drugs
  • – On Herbal
  • – Hidden Ulcers
  • – Preventative
  • Herbal Product Choices
  • – Detailed Descriptions
  • – When to Use
  • – When Not to Use
  • Herbal Pharmaceutical Drug Choices
  • – Detailed Description
  • – When to Use
  • – When Not to Use
  • “Fake” Ulcer List
  • Products: Where to Buy (US, UK, GB, AU, NZ , DE)
  • Products: Pricing & Dosage (US, UK, GB, AU, NZ, DE)
  • Single Email with Questions to Dr. Tucker
  • Unlimited Email Support from Dr. Tucker for One Year
  • Personalized Feed Recommendation for Your Horse
  • NON-Refundable
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Full Plus

$279.95

includes 1 year of email support
  • Ulcer Symtoms
  • Underlying Causes
  • Care Plans
  • – Emergency
  • – On Medical Drugs
  • – On Herbal
  • – Hidden Ulcers
  • – Preventative
  • Herbal Product Choices
  • – Detailed Descriptions
  • – When to Use
  • – When Not to Use
  • Herbal Pharmaceutical Drug Choices
  • – Detailed Description
  • – When to Use
  • – When Not to Use
  • “Fake” Ulcer List
  • Products: Where to Buy (US, UK, GB, AU, NZ , DE)
  • Products: Pricing & Dosage (US, UK, GB, AU, NZ, DE)
  • Single Email with Questions to Dr. Tucker
  • Unlimited Email Support from Dr. Tucker for One Year
  • Personalized Feed Recommendation for Your Horse
  • Refundable within first 60 days
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To give you an idea of the kind of unique advice that’s available in the Ulcer Report, let me give you two free tips…


These tips alone may easily save you the money for the report – not to mention months and months of ulcer medication.

If you’re not sure if your horse has ulcers, try a Peppermint leaf trial.

The Peppermint trial is very simple. Simply give peppermint leaf to your horse for two weeks and see what happens. Get regular peppermint tea (herbal, no caffeine) either loose leaf or in a teabag (cut open teabag to get leaf out.) A good (and inexpensive) brand is Mountain Rose Herbs.

Give two tablespoons loose leaf peppermint per serving. Give once per day for two weeks in your horse’s feed or by hand.

This is a very low amount and completely non-harmful.

If your horse does not want to eat it, do not force feed . Horses know what they need, and if your horse says, “No, thank you” to the peppermint tea, then respect the decision.

Many people see changes in their horse while taking the peppermint tea. You may see changes such as calmness, a more peaceful eye, a decrease in stress lines, and eating better. You may see this within three days or toward the end of the two-week trial. Whenever you see positive changes, consider that a positive test for ulcers.

If you see these kinds of improvements, however minimal, this is the clue that your horse is indeed having trouble with ulcers. Peppermint tea will not cure your horse, but it will help most horses with ulcers. You can leave your horse on the peppermint tea indefinitely.

Please note: Peppermint will “test” at horse shows and the horse should be off peppermint for five days prior to showing.

If you are looking for a replacement or adjustment treatment to ulcer medications, try Mineral Clay.

Let me tell you a brief story about mineral clay.

There may be a few of you out there who remember QuikClot®. The Army used QuikClot for wounds out on the battle field. Quikclot is a mineral clay that binds to open wounds immediately. It rapidly stops bleeding, and healing takes place underneath this clay “bandaid.”

Ulcers are pretty much an open wound. If you use some mineral clay (I recommend Dynamite brand Miracle Clay), you can syringe it into your horse every day.

In addition, mineral clay absorbs toxins, which will help support your horse’s liver.

There are other bentonite or green clays available. Be sure you use one that is a mineral clay, not just clay. Clay by itself can leech minerals from the body, causing other problems.

There are lots of simple – yet life-changing – ideas and tips in the full Ulcer Report. Take advantage of it now.

Condensed

$19.95

 
  • Ulcer Symtoms
  • Underlying Causes
  • Care Plans
  • – Emergency
  • – On Medical Drugs
  • – On Herbal
  • – Hidden Ulcers
  • – Preventative
  • Herbal Product Choices
  • – Detailed Descriptions
  • – When to Use
  • – When Not to Use
  • Herbal Pharmaceutical Drug Choices
  • – Detailed Description
  • – When to Use
  • – When Not to Use
  • “Fake” Ulcer List
  • Products: Where to Buy (US, UK, GB, AU, NZ , DE)
  • Products: Pricing & Dosage (US, UK, GB, AU, NZ, DE)
  • Single Email with Questions to Dr. Tucker
  • Unlimited Email Support from Dr. Tucker for One Year
  • Personalized Feed Recommendation for Your Horse
  • NON-Refundable
Buy Now!

Full Plus

$279.95

includes 1 year of email support
  • Ulcer Symtoms
  • Underlying Causes
  • Care Plans
  • – Emergency
  • – On Medical Drugs
  • – On Herbal
  • – Hidden Ulcers
  • – Preventative
  • Herbal Product Choices
  • – Detailed Descriptions
  • – When to Use
  • – When Not to Use
  • Herbal Pharmaceutical Drug Choices
  • – Detailed Description
  • – When to Use
  • – When Not to Use
  • “Fake” Ulcer List
  • Products: Where to Buy (US, UK, GB, AU, NZ , DE)
  • Products: Pricing & Dosage (US, UK, GB, AU, NZ, DE)
  • Single Email with Questions to Dr. Tucker
  • Unlimited Email Support from Dr. Tucker for One Year
  • Personalized Feed Recommendation for Your Horse
  • Refundable within first 60 days
Buy Now!

I wish you the best of luck with your horse.

Sincerely,


Renee Tucker, DVM

* Typical results, however results may vary from horse to horse

Hi Renee,

Thank you so much for the PDF file, it is full of some much wonderful information. I am an equine massage therapist in New Zealand and have been finding a lot of horses with stomach and ulcers issues. We have a 7yr old racehorse that we have taken over the lease, all was good then this ulcers appeared, he became more angry and stopped eating but trying to urinate by stretching out, then working off. We had bloods and urine tests came back all good. We then realised he had ulcers. he did 4 weeks on the vet medication but symptoms where still there. We only have around 2 gut products in NZ to chose from so doing research have managed to come up with a formulation that is working, also working on other horses.

I was excited to read about one of the causes of ulcers being heavy metals and vaccinations as we have been giving a product derived from the ground that is like clay but does not pull all the good nutrients out but helps the absorption of other nutrients. It also helps eliminate heavy metals, pesticides and toxins – safe to give all year. We have added others things but it makes me happy to know we are on track. 
Keep up the good work.

~ Rachel H, NZ

Hi Dr Renee!

I love all the information in the PDF you created.  Unfortunately I think I have a couple of horses with ulcers, I also suspect a couple of client horses may have them as well.

I want to say thank you as I have been puzzling over a three year old we have in training that seems to like his job and is suited to being a cowhorse, is making progress, but just don’t look right and has little energy or stamina.  Everything is matching up that he’s had a long-standing issue.  He’s always been touchy/sensitive/caused me to worry/uptight/mouthy/bitey – and there have always been other possible answers.  He eats a lot, but doesn’t put on weight, even with good (I think) supplements.  After following your recommendations, he is doing so much better!

Keep up the fantastic work! 

~ Liz B, LMT, EBW

I did not purchase your report because I suspected ulcers, but to arm myself more thoroughly for determining various ‘behavioral issue’ solutions when working with other people’s horses.

I had no specific questions when I ordered the report, but I did find it quite informative, well organized, and understandable. I always appreciate works that go beyond the mainstream of what’s readily available and perpetuated by pharmaceutical industry marketing momentum.

What else? I appreciated the photo of the stress lines in eye and nostril areas.

~ David R

I was definitely requiring information about the treatment for stomach ulcers.   I have a  regular chiropractor for my horses and I could not work out why she was always needing to work the poll and left hind-leg on each horse …always the same issues, especially when I am really careful to keep them as comfortable as possible.(And I am always checked also) … I could not work out why the treatments never seemed to hold.  I had done  more than one treatment with Ranitidine but the ulcers immediately re-flared up the moment I stopped  …and I felt it was soothing rather than healing.

Everything seemed to be stressful…cold weather, travelling, hot weather, stabling, and the worst of all was earthquakes ( one of my horses colicked with stress and then died…was probably already an ulcer horse but we were so into saving ourselves and fixing things around us I missed the symptoms).  They all had regular massages every week to relax them and herbal help, but still ongoing issues …especially girthiness and very tight in the TMJ and neck.  Their toplines had fallen away.

I googled and  googled  and only got the same answers and so your information was a God-send…all I wanted was something new and concrete to try….so desperate for help —-and I am gratefully doing it all.

So far he is definitely more comfortable and offering similar work to before his ulcers became obvious. His neck and especially his jaw are no longer LOCKED…yay!!

Thank you so much for following up your instincts and giving us your information…I am really grateful and would love any more information that may come  up.

~ Mandy

Dear Dr. Tucker,

I have received your Fix Your Horse’s Ulcers Forever and have started Frodo (one of our dressage horses that we have suspected for a while may have ulcers) on the peppermint tea regime. We have been searching for alternatives to scoping and drugs and had almost given up when I found you online last week. Needless to say, we are excited and relieved. 

~ Cathy S

This is an excellent report and you should be proud of it!

I am a  Human and Animal Chiropractor in Australia and you have just saved me many hours of my own research – so thank you for making it available.

~ Lara R

Labor day I could not ride my horse Apache even a mile without triggering a painful colic-like episode, in fact could not even get him to let me hand walk him 1/2 a mile, he would just stop.  Now, about 4 weeks into your program, I can pony him for 2 hours with a good gallop in there (he was competing with my saddle horse for first place) and I can ride him bareback, and he feels energetic, forward, and enthusiastic under me.  I think I got my horse back!!!

Thanks, you may have saved his life, I was so close to giving up. 

~ Jeanne S

Thanks so much Renee,

I cant tell you how helpful your Ulcer Report has been.

So many people told me the crow hopping was excitement, the lack of roundness with his body was adrenalin or emotional, and that bit may be true but I am sure something is not right, he is uncomfortable and the ulcers is why. The info you’ve given me saved my horse!

If ever you are in the UK, id love you to come n see Smugs and maybe give him a butt scratch! lol

~ Sharon O

Thanks again Renee, I appreciate your help as I have not found one Aussie vet willing to assist with anything other than long term use of omaprazole & I have long been saying to them it is not a solution.  My horse has had this ongoing problem since November 2007 & was scoped January 2008 with severe ulcers found to be present.  Preddy granules & an extensive shopping list of medication has been recommended & tried but so far my best result has been with omaprazole & slippery elm but it doesn’t stop them from coming back.  So, thank you again for what you are trying to do to help the worlds ulcer suffering horses & their suffering owners!

~ Susan Y

I put my 13 yr old Arab/Warmblood cross on your Ulcer protocol earlier in the month.

I started him on the peppermint immediately—-I was silently stopped by the shift I saw—-almost immediately.  And then when I got the dirt!- the clay.  I make it when I feed @ 7-7:30am and then feed when I go back down to my barn @ around 10:30/11pm- to finish cleaning stalls and tack up to “play”.

This boy has not spooked from the wind around the trees since he has been on the dirt!  Winter is always hard for us!  I could go on- but he is truly Arab sometimes.  He now yells at my truck coming down to the hill at mid morning- knowing he is going to get his”dirt”!

I do so thank you for all this research…such really good information.

~ Karen A