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Gastroade Xtra
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Gastroade Xtra

Item # 23029
  • Helps prevent ulcers and varying stages of gastric upset in today’s performance horses
  • Bismuth Subsalicylate brings instant relief by coating the stomach lining against acids
  • Works to prevent the buildup of acids in an empty stomach of horses in training/competition
  • 90% of race horses and 60% of performance horses suffer from varying stages of EGUS
  • Signs to watch for:  recurring colic, poor appetite/body condition/performance or poor attitude
  • Contains Omeprazole (the same ingredient found in OTC Prilosec)
  • 32ml syringe=4 doses
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Gastroade XTRA (OMEPRAZOLE) is for the prevention of stomach ulcers in horses, also known as Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome or EGUS. Recent studies have shown over 90% of race horses and more than 60% of performance horses suffer from varied severities of EGUS. Although stomach ulcers can be extremely painful, some horses show very few symptoms. Causes for EGUS can be as simple as stall confinement but may also result from racing, showing, transportation, competition, training, feeding schedule, or any other stressful situation your horse may encounter. Symptoms may include a dull hair coat, reduced or picky eating habits, loss in weight or body condition, recurring colic, decrease in performance, or a change in attitude or behavior. Only a veterinarian can accurately diagnose EGUS via Gastroscopy, or “scoping” the horse’s stomach, but you can recognize the symptoms and inform your veterinarian as soon as possible.

Active Ingredients:

  • Omeprazole
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Bismuth Subsalicylate
  • Water
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Natural & artificial flavors


Active Ingredient description:

Omeprazole. Each tube of Gastroade XTRA contains 2.28g of Omeprazole. There are 4 doses in each tube. Omeprazole works against the production of acid in the stomach. It is the same ingredient in Prilosec OTC® (made by AstraZeneca) used for gastric ulcers in humans. Horses produce stomach acids 24 hours a day. Acid released in an empty stomach is thought to be the main cause of EGUS. The stomach in a horse requires continuous roughage which produces saliva that together act as a buffer to protect the mucosal lining from the continuous production of acid. When a horse is fed twice a day and is on a strenuous training/competition schedule, much of the day is spent NOT eating, therefore the stomach is left without any buffer against the continuous acid production resulting in the development of EGUS. Bismuth Subsalicylate gives almost instant relief of the discomfort and pain associated with EGUS by coating the stomach lining to protect it against stomach acid.


  • Use 8ml once a day
  • Each tube contains 4 doses

Guaranteed Analysis:

  • 2.28g Omeprazole per tube

Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of the reach of children.


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great product to help w/colic

By Cassie

from Litchfield Park, AZ

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  • Easy to use


    Best Uses

    • Horse Shows
    • Upset Stomach

    Comments about Gastroade Xtra:

    I'm not saying this product will work for every horse. It doesnt work 100% of the time for my horse that gets gas colic but I will use it every time before I go the route of calling the vet or giving banamine. My success rate is probably 95%. My senior gelding has always suffered from colic & as soon as I see his symptoms I give a dose of the Gastroade & within 30-45min he starts to get relief & settles down. I always keep about 4 tubes on hand. I also use it for my show horse just as that extra measure of prevention. Its a great product the I feel has made a difference.

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