Sensitive and Yawning While Being Groomed

Freund first tried out Equine 74 Gastric when a lovely 6-year old gelding in his barn showed extreme sensitivity round the stomach area  and was yawning much while being groomed.

"He's a former licensed stallion and has experienced and seen quite a lot in his life already," Freund explained. "It struck me that he was being touchy and yawned a lot while we groomed him. He also struggled with being loose and relaxed under saddle. In addition to changing his feed, I immediately thought of Equine 74 Gastric. From that day we feed him with it regularly."

Swift Improvement

Philipp saw a swift improvement in his horse and did not feel the need to experiment with other brands. 

"The condition of this horse improved relatively quickly so I did not try anything else. The saying goes, 'never change a winning system'," Freund stated. "After a few weeks the horse allowed us to groom his sensitive belly, his throughness in the body under saddle improved as well as his general rideability. Also his eating behaviour ameliorated overall. The yawning disappeared and now he's overall a very happy and content horse."

Freund first heard of Equine 74 Gastric by reading a testimonial on Eurodressage. This piqued his interest as it is a safe and effective alternative to protect horses from recurring stomach ulcers.

"I saw a review of the product on Eurodressage and started to investigate and get more information about it," Philipp explained. 

Integral Part of his Horse Management

Equine 74 Gastric has now become an integral part of Philipp's horse management, especially for his sensitive horses. 

Before and After Equine 74 Gastric, Photo: Privat

Sport horses often suffer from gastric ulcers and medication, like omeprazole, is sometimes needed for quick relief, but is no long-term solution. Instead of blocking it, Equine 74 Gastric absorbs excess stomach acid caused by feeding and stress and can thus buffer the pH value in the horse's stomach.
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"A second horse that I had in training had similar symptoms, but he arrived poorly fed," Philipp explained. "In his case we did a worming based on a lab analysis, switched to a grain-free feed that is more stomach friendly. As a prophylactic, I did a three-week course with omeprazole, but also started to feed Equine 74 Gastric, which I kept feeding. I noticed a change in behaviour, in handling, rideability and willingness to perform as well as in the appearance of this horse."

Total Package

For Philipp the total package of horse care, based on a good feeding system, is vital to the well-being and health of the horse.

"A very important factor for me is that, in addition to the feeding Equine 74 Gastric, there is also sufficient nutrition given through good hay, at least 3 times a day, preferably more often in smaller portions," he said. "I prefer to feed hay 3 to 4 times in smaller quantities than two larger portions."

For Philipp it is totally clear, "for horses with stomach problems, Equine 74 Gastric 74 is a very important pillar in their management."

Want to know more?

On our topic page you will find a lot more information and links on the topic of gastric ulcers in horses. The possibilities for the prevention of gastric ulcers in horses are also described here.  

Stomach ulcers in horses - Presentation of the most important facts and information about symptoms, causes and prevention of stomach ulcers in horses.