If you’ve ever had a performance horse, chances are you have dealt with a bleeder, ulcers and more. I’m grateful that I discovered SynNutra Equine. It is proven to cure ulcers and there are NO side-effects. Here’s my story, brought to you by SynNutra Equine.
My good horse, Avie, has been sound, not quite a year. In April 2019 we discovered a plethora of front end issues. There were fractured side-bones, low ring bone and the dreaded one: navicular.
He’d had a sore back. Like a bad sore back; for at least 2 years. My other half kept telling me it was his feet. I swore it was the saddle. Five, yes, FIVE saddles later, I finally had something that was kind of better, but he was still sore. And he’d started getting cinchy. However, he was still clocking. He LOVED eating. He was never unwilling. The only ulcer symptoms he showed were a poor top-line and occasional cinchiness. And to be honest, at the time, I had no idea cinchiness was a sign of ulcers. I thought He was cinchy because his back was sore.
*Gastric ulcers are common in horses. Their prevalence has been estimated to be from 50% to 90%, depending on populations surveyed and type of athletic activity horses are engaged in.
*Gastric ulcers can affect any horse at any age. Foals are particularly susceptible because they secrete gastric acid as early as 2 days of age and the acidity of the gastric fluid is high. Foals that have infrequent or interrupted feeding, or are recumbent for long periods have been found to have lower gastric fluid pH (aqueous solutions with a pH less than 7 are acidic), suggesting that milk has a protective effect against ulcers and that recumbency increases exposure of the stomach to acid.
*In adult horses, gastric ulcers occur more frequently in horses that perform athletic activities, with the highest frequency found in Thoroughbred racehorses (80-90%), followed by endurance horses (70%), and show horses (60%). Researchers have found that exercise increases gastric acid production and decreases blood flow to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
*In a natural grazing situation, the horse requires a steady flow of acid for digestion, so a horse’s stomach produces acid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week–up to 9 gallons of acidic fluid per day, even when not eating. In a natural, high-roughage diet, the acid is buffered by both feed and saliva.
And then my friend told me that cinchiness was a sign of ulcers. I was like, “what? Since when?” A quick google search revealed that she was right.
Keep in mind, my horses live in a natural grazing situation. In the least I struggled to understand how a horse that is turned out, on the best grass in the country, could have ulcers. Turns out, however, it’s not an anomaly.
Right then all of these issues begin to come together for me: the light came on. The coin dropped. Use whichever phrase you’d like, but the bottom line is my horse’s back problems had been caused by his sore front feet; the feet he’d not been lame on — until he was. And the cinchiness was caused by the ulcers I didn’t know he had because I didn’t know that was a sign. His grittiness wouldn’t let me know he was sore — so he internalized and gave himself ulcers. All of these lights came on, while I was in Texas dealing with his lameness issues. I immediately went and grabbed some UlcerGard from the farm store.
I gave it to him for about a month but through my research I realized the side effects of leaving him on it forever were awful! So I ordered some colostrum. That worked — until it didn’t. So back to the drawing board I went and when I found SynNutra my prayers were answered.
Try it for yourself — On me!
Two weeks after being on this product, Avie no longer tries to pull back when saddled. He saddles like a champ! His coat is gorgeous and shedding out sooner than it ever has. He looks and feels great! He will get this fed to him until he’s fully retired. My younger horses, that will go down the road with me this year (if we ever get to go anywhere), will also go on it — two weeks prior to our first travel date — and they’ll stay on it for the duration of the season.
Because I had such a great success story on this product, I want to allow you to have your own success story too! So I’m giving away a bag of GastroMend for you to give your horse. All you have to do is comment below! Tell me your story. And be sure to share with your friends! I’ll choose a winner on Friday afternoon. Best of luck!
PS. If you don’t want to risk NOT winning and want to go straight to the product — use code GoFastJenn at check-out for a discount!