Nearly 90 percent of all performing/working horses have ulcers. The critical factor lies in the design of the equine stomach, which differs from the human, bovine or canine’s. Stomach acid bathes the horse's stomach lining all the time -- even when empty. And it can accumulate and slosh around, making the stomach a perfect incubation chamber for an ulcer.
The good news is ... ulcers can be prevented! In her June 14 teleseminar, internationally known equine nutritionist Dr. Juliet Getty will focus on this painful condition and how proper feeding can prevent and cure it. If your horse has (or has had) an ulcer and is ulcer-prone, or if you want to know how to avoid an ulcer, Dr. Getty’s 90 minute, in-depth teleseminar will provide you with a complete understanding of how, why and where ulcers occur, and how to manage their prevention and treatment. You'll also learn how to cure your horse’s ulcer and prevent another problem down the road.
Teleseminar date: Thursday, June 14, 2012
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time (7 pm Central; 6 pm Mountain; 5 pm Pacific)
Cost: $15 (your long distance charges may apply depending on your phone service)
Acid-lowering medications are fine for the short term, but over the long haul, their use can lead to other problems such as suppressed immune function, protein deficiency, and porous bones. The answer is not an antacid. The answer is feeding your horse the way he was intended to be fed -- like a horse.
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The teleseminar will emphasize:
* The anatomy of the equine stomach and the common places ulcers develop
* How to protect your horse before, during, and after exercise
* Total prevention, for every setting
* Signs of an ulcer; tests other than endoscopy
* Gastric vs colonic ulcers; diagnosing right dorsal colitis
* Behavior and ulcers
* Stress -- its causes and how to alleviate it
* Feed topics related to ulcers (starch, alfalfa, pro- vs prebiotics)
* Medications and non-prescription antacids
Questions submitted in advance will be answered during the teleseminar. Registrants need not attend the actual event; the full teleseminar will be recorded, including the questions, for later listening or download to your computer or mp3 player. The recorded teleseminar can also be purchased after the event through Dr. Getty’s website.
Dr. Juliet Getty has taught and consulted on equine nutrition for more than 20 years. The Getty Equine Nutrition website ( www.GettyEquineNutrition.com ) offers a library of articles and previously recorded teleseminars, and a nutrition forum. Dr. Getty serves as a distinguished advisor to the Equine Sciences Academy and her articles on equine nutrition are internationally published. Her comprehensive resource, Feed Your Horse Like a Horse, is available in hardback or CD (PDF file) through the Getty Equine Nutrition website; the book is also sold at Amazon.com. Dr. Getty is available for individual consultations. Contact Dr. Getty directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (740) 663-2333 (Eastern).