Horse Feed for Ulcers

Products

The products shown on these pages are suggested as broad guidelines and include a range of feeds which may be suitable for your horse. Each horse is different and we do welcome enquiries via our helpline 01728 604008 or email info@simplesystem.co.uk so that we can make specific suggestions tailored to your horse and individual circumstances.

Ulcers

With better diagnostic tools and techniques, ulcers are being more widely diagnosed.

There are three main types:
1. Glandular or mucosal ulcers occur in the lower part of the stomach and are associated with stress.
2. Squamous ulcers occur on the upper part of the stomach and are mainly due to acid splash, such as working a horse on an empty stomach.
3. Pyloric ulcers occur at the junction with the duodenum (first part of the small intestine) and are more likely when the horse has not had access to feed for several hours.

If a horse has been diagnosed or is thought to have ulcers, we would recommend addressing underlying causes and applying the following management practices:

Provide constant access to water and hay/grazing, ensuring the horse is never without some form of feed (haylage may be too acidic)
Use feeds that help buffer acid, especially lucerne or sainfoin
Target feed with Simple System feeds immediately before and after work
Maximise turn out with company and provide ad lib forage if grazing is limited
Reduce stress in the stable by providing company or at least a stable mirror
Treat acidic pasture with an appropriate liming agent, such as Equine Calcified Plus
Break up longer spells of work with short snack breaks every hour
Use Instant Linseed and/or a Simple System forage balancer for a soothing effect, in every feed until the ulcers are healed
Avoid any feed containing cereals, pulses (or their by products) straw, wheatfeed, soya or molasses

Premium 10-12mm lucerne nuts, naturally high in calcium & protein to support muscles & bones.

LucieNuts
  • Our most popular feed
  • Economical
  • Ideal for older horses

Size Price
 20kg £12.80

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A carefully formulated balancer containing high quality functional ingredients for promoting optimum health. Simple Balance + is very palatable and pelleted for convenience.

  • Natural vitamins, minerals & prebiotic
  • Excellent levels of Omega 3
  • Pelleted for convenience

Size Price
 15kg £23.50

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A nutrient rich, premium lucerne chop with fresh cold pressed linseed oil.

Build & Shine
  • High protein, low sugar & starch
  • Encourages chewing & saliva production
  • Improves stamina
  • Maintains healthy coat and skin

Size Price
 15kg £14.80

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Premium lucerne compressed into 1kg blocks, feed whole & dry to mimic grazing.

Lucie Brix
  • Superior high fibre
  • Convenient
  • Encourages chewing

Size Price
 20kg £18.50

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