Frequently Asked Questions

Beneath you will find the most frequently asked questions by our customers. If you can´t find an answer to your specific question, please feel free to ask your question by e-mail to tanja@equine74.com or to call us directly +49 172 518 40 99.

When should I use Omeprazole instead of Equine74 Gastric?

If you suspect your horse has ulcers, call your veterinarian. They will be able to properly diagnose the problem and determine if your horse requires treatment with a prescription medication such as Omeprazole. Equine74 Gastric IS NOT a treatment for ulcers. Once your horse has been successfully treated for ulcers, use the Equine74 Gastric supplement to help maintain healthy acid levels in your horse’s stomach.

What is the difference between Equine 74 Gastric and Omeprazole?

Omeprazole inhibits the proton pump that produces stomach acid. Equine 74 neutralizes stomach acid, acting as a natural buffer. Instead of halting the production of stomach acid, Equine 74 buffers the excess acid caused by stress related lifestyle factors many horses face - making it an excellent way to maintain healthy gastric acid levels.

Can I use Equine 74 Gastric and Omeprazole safely together?

Yes. If your horse is recovering from ulcers, we recommend starting Equine 74 during the last 1 to 2 weeks of treatment with Omeprazole. Continue using Equine 74 Gastric on a daily base for 6 weeks to 4 months. Or continue using Equine 74 as a longer term solution for maintaining healthy acid levels in the stomach.

 

Can I use Equine 74 Gastric as a cure?

Equine 74 is not a cure for gastric ulcers in horses. We suggest consulting your veterinarian if you suspect ulcers in your horse.

What are the dosage and application guidelines?

Feeding recommendation: 1-2 x per day mixed with your horse’s grain.
Foals 25–50 g
Ponies 25–50 g
Yearlings 50–100 g
Pregnant mares 50–100 g
Broodmares 50–100 g
Sport horses 50–100 g
Stallions 50–100 g
1 measuring scoop = 50 gram

Keep out of reach of children.

Expiration:
18 months after production date, always view label.

What are the ingredients in and composition of Equine74 Gastric?

Ingredients

Composition:
Maerl (calcareous marine algae), Magnesium oxide, linseed meal, linseed oil, sugar (3.5%) Manufacturing Licence number: α IEC241615

Analytical Constituents:
Hydrochloric acid insoluble ash <5%; Crude Oil 1%, Crude Fibre 2.8%, Crude Protein 2.5%, Crude Ash 76%, Calcium (Ca) 22%, Magnesium (Mg) 9%

Additives:
Digestibility enhancer: 4b1710 Saccharomyces cerevisae MUCL 39885 Sensory additives: mixture of flavoring compound

Compositon

At the core of Equine 74 Gastric is a 100% natural mineral nutrients complex consisting of red alga harvested from the ground of the ocean at the coast of Iceland. Red algae contains 74 different minerals, and a huge amount of natural calcium and magnesium.

When the seaweed contained in Equine 74 Gastric breaks down within an acid milieu (pH value 5.5), the minerals are highly bio-available (100% of the calcium and 98.66% of the magnesium).

How safe is Gastric74 Equine to give to my horse on a long term basis?

Equine 74 is safe to give your horse on a long term basis. It was developed specifically to help high performance horses handle the stresses of regular training, travel, and showing. Many of our customers have been using Equine 74 as an everyday supplement for years.

Will my horse like the taste?

We formulated the supplement with a vanilla flavoring to make it as palatable as possible for the horse. Most horses love the taste but if you have a picky eater start with a small amount (10-15 grams) in his regular feed for the first few days.

Will the magnesium in the supplement cause my horse to calm down too much?

No. After regular use of Equine 74 you may see a noticeable difference in your horse’s behavior. Many of our customers have mentioned that their horses are more relaxed and have better concentration without the discomfort of excess stomach acid.

Will I see a difference in my horse in the first 10 days?

Your horse may experience some relief in the first week but most customers see and feel a difference in their horses after 4 to 6 weeks. These changes may include:

  • Shinier coat
  • Increased muscle development
  • Ability to concentrate better during work
  • Reduction in unwanted behavioral problems

Can I use Equine 74 Gastric during a show? Is it doping free?

Yes. It is free of any banned substances prohibited during recognized shows - FEI.