Omeprazole is from the family of proton pump inhibitors (PPI's) that blocks secretion of acid and assists by reducing and neutralizing acid in the horse's stomach allowing improved healing of existing ulcer damage.
Omeprazole is effective for 24 hours and allows the stomach sufficient time to heal itself. A treatment regime of 28 days will heal an ulcer and a prevention regime is highly recommended to avoid a flare up of new ulcers.
The content of this article should not be considered, or used as a substitute for, veterinary medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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