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Nutrition and Equine Gastric Health Issues

63-93% of Competitive Horses Have Gastric Health Issues

Gastric ulcers are a significant concern for many types of horses regardless of sex, breed or discipline. Horses of all types can be affected, with the frequency and severity of problems increasing with the level of physical activity and stress. The majority of these ulcers occur in the upper part of the stomach, otherwise known as the non-glandular region. The integrity of the gastric environment can be damaged when normal protective mechanisms (mucous and bicarbonate secretion, increased blood flow and cell turnover) are overwhelmed by gastric acid and protein-digesting enzymes.

Nutritional Solutions to Support Your Patients

See our recommended Platinum Protocols for common equine conditions and injuries.

Condition Products Protocol
Overall Wellness
  • Platinum Performance® Equine or
    Platinum Performance® CJ
Administer 1 scoop of Platinum Performance® Equine or Platinum Performance® CJ BID.
Gastric Ulcers
  • Platinum Performance® Equine
  • Platinum Gastric Support®
Administer 1 scoop of Platinum Performance® Equine and 1 scoop (15g) of Platinum Gastric Support® BID during times of stress and training. For advanced gastric support, administer 2 scoops (30g) of Platinum Gastric Support® BID.

SID = 1 time daily, BID = 2 times daily, TID = 3 times daily.​

The Science Explained

Which Platinum Formula is the Right Choice to Support Your Patient's Gastric Health?

Olympic Gold Medalist, McLain Ward

NCHA Hall of Fame Rider & Cutting Horse Breeder, Lindy Burch

Kentucky Derby Winning Owner, Bill Casner, and Well Armed

Lactobacillus delbrueckii and its fermentation products can
influence equine gastric health by:

  • Helping to reduce the concentrations of pro-inflammatory proteins IL-8, TNF-alpha and RANTES
  • Fermentation of soy by Lactobacillus delbrueckii results in increased concentrations of several trypsin inhibitors (Bowman-Birk, Trypsin Inhibitor subtype A and Kunitz Trypsin Inhibitor), which helps to support a normal healthy gastric mucosa
  • Helping to maintain healthy acid levels through a buffering action by the fermentation byproducts, a competitive inhibition of histamine activity and an increase in bicarbonate secretion

The Science Behind the Supplements

Clinical signs associated with gastric health issues in 17 horses before and after 1 month of supplementation. The horses were presented for evaluation of clinical signs associated with gastric health issues.

White Papers & Platinum Performance® Product Flyers

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

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Platinum Gastric Support™ Spec Sheet

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Gastric Support Product Flyer

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