Our good friends over at Finish Line Horse Products INC, recently published an interesting study regarding their U-7 Gastric Aid product – They’ve been kind enough to compose a write up and share their results with all of you. Take a look!

Drugs or antacids? That’s what we usually have to choose from when our horse has ulcers. Not anymore. Now there is a natural product that has been clinically studied by one of the most prominent equine ulcer specialists in America—and the results are impressive!

Dr. Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, DACVS was the scientist who did important research on omeprazole (Gastroguard, Ulcerguard) and its effect on equine ulcers.

Now, Dr. McClure has used the same protocols: randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled—good science—to clinically study U-7 Gastric Aid and the results were surprising to many.


  • Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor, a drug that blocks acid production in the stomach. However, it also blocks calcium uptake.
  • Antacids, those products containing calcium, magnesium and aluminum work by neutralizing acid that is already in the horse’s stomach. However, PH sensors in the horse recognize the drop in acid and increase production. This is called acid rebound.

U-7 contains many ingredients that promote healthy tissues in the stomach and the hind gut. Giving U-7 Gastric Aid to your horse is easy and pleasant for the horse. Whether it is top-dressed or given orally with a syringe, horses find the botanical flavor to be extremely palatable and will even come to the front of the stall nickering and suck it out of the syringe. Horses know the good stuff.

The manufacturer makes U-7 Gastric Aid in the USA and guarantees the product to your satisfaction or your money back.

Entry represents opinion of the blogger, in this case the Finish Line Horse Products, INC brand. This post is not formally edited and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Dover Saddlery brand.

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