6-Pack: 6 x 30 mL (33 g) adjustable multidose syringe.
Each syringe provides 6 treatment doses or 24 prevention doses for a 500 kg horse.
Omeprazole is a proton-pump inhibitor and suppresses gastric acid by
specific inhibition of the H+/K+ ATPase enzyme system at the secretory
surface of the parietal cell. Omeprazole will block gastric acid secretion
irrespective of the stimulus. Maximum acid suppression occurs after 3 –
5 days of treatment.
OMOGUARD is formulated with an oil carrier base to protect the
Omeprazole from acid degradation in the stomach. On passage to the
alkaline intestinal environment, the Omeprazole becomes biologically
available and is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream.
Treatment and prevention of gastric ulcers in horses and foals.
By suppressing acid production, OMOGUARD creates a more neutral
gastric environment which reduces ongoing damage to the gastric
mucosa and also allows improved healing of existing damage.
OMOGUARD is effective in horses under a variety of management
conditions, including racing or showing, in horses and foals as young
as one month of age.
Clinical signs of gastric ulceration include depressed appetite or
inappetence, recurrent colic, intermittent loose faeces, chronic
diarrhoea, poor hair coat, poor body condition or poor performance.
Signs in foals include depressed appetite or inappetence, teeth
grinding, dribbling saliva, diarrhea, sternal recumbency or weakness.
For accurate diagnosis direct endoscopic examination of the gastric
mucosa is recommended.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Treatment: 4 mg/kg/day. Adult horse (500 kg): 5 mL orally once daily for 28
days. (1 mL per 100 kg).
Prevention: 1 mg/kg/day. Adult horse (500 kg): 1.25 mL orally once daily for
28 days or longer. (0.25 mL per 100 kg).
Long-term treatment at the preventative dose rate is recommended to avoid
recurrence of gastric ulcers.
When administering to competition horses, ensure that the regulations
of relevant authorities are observed. OMOGUARD can be safely
administered to foals from one month of age and to stallions used
for breeding. Safety in pregnant or lactating mares has not been
Meat Withholding Period: NOT TO BE USED in horses that may be
slaughtered for human consumption.