⚠️Stomach Issues!!⚠️ Exactly what you DON'T want to happen with your horses. But, according to Dr. Pamela Wilkins, DVM, of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, stomach issues (G.U.)reportedly affect more than 90% of performance horses and 25% to 50% of foals!!! Another article stated as many as 85%-99% of racehorses get G.U. if not effectively managed!! 😱
It is the result of erosion of the lining of the stomach due to prolonged exposure to the normal stomach acid. G.U. are widespread, for sure, but also manageable. Horses with a nervous temperament are more susceptible than calm horses. Performance horses, due to their increased stress from competition and exercise, secrete more stomach acid, thereby increasing their chances for developing G.U. A study even shared that multiple riders or handlers with a horse can increase their stress level.
A study shared that both physical and psychological stress leads to oxidative stress within the horse's stomach, resulting in elevated levels of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) or what is also known as Free Radicals. These "Free Radicals" cause negative cellular changes, even cell death, which is what can lead to the development of the G.U.
Also, a widely used product in equine medicine is Phenylbutazone "Bute," which another study showed that it actually induces oxidative stress in the gastric glandular mucosa of horses. I know, at times, Bute is a necessity and a blessing when needed. But, all the more reason to give your horse their best defense against oxidative stress... 👉 NRF2 ACTIVATION!! 👈
Since G.U. can affect your horse's health, attitude and performance, reducing their oxidative stress level should be of utmost importance. We've had customers share that Nrf2 Activation definitely helped their horses that were showing the typical signs of ulcers. Since it aids in ALL cellular functioning by reducing cellular stress, Nrf2 activation would be my "#1 Go-To" for health, wellness and prevention! 💞🙌🤗 #horse #lifesactivatedadvantage #nrf2 #nrf2activation #stomach #stomachissues #equine #dog #canine #human #cat #feline #LYP #littleyellowpill