Top Tips on how to use sucralfate for horses, the how, when and why

Last Updated on March 15, 2022 by Allison Price

Sucralfate for horses can be used to treat both gastric and hindgut disorders.

Suprafate is used in combination with Omeprazole for horses suffering from gastric ulcers. This will help your horse feel better while undergoing treatment. It forms a viscous, thick layer that sticks to the ulcer site, acting as a protective coating, and provides fast relief for the horse. It works in about 6-8 hours and has immediate results.

Sucralfate For Horses

Sucralfate, the most well-known treatment for hindgut cancers, is best known. It is a complex of sucrose and aluminum hydroxide that acts by binding to the ulcer site and creating a protective coating over it.

What time should I give my horse sucralfate?

It is great for horse digestion, but sucralfate can also inhibit the absorption and metabolism of other drugs & supplements. Sucralfate should be taken 30 minutes before or 2 hours after any meals or medications. It is important to time the sucralfate dose correctly.

How often should I give sucralfate?

Sucralfate should be taken two to three times daily, 30 minutes before or after meals. Because sucralfate can reduce the effectiveness of other medications, it should not be administered at the same times as them. 21 days is the ideal length of treatment.

Because it is not absorbed directly by horses, sucralfate does not cause any digestive problems. It acts as a protective barrier to protect the horse against acid buildup and pathogenic bacteria. sucralfate is an effective way to prevent horse-related ulcers.

What happens if I miss a dose of medication?

Do not miss a dose. Wait until the next dose is ready. Do not increase the dose.

What is the recommended horse dosage of sucralfate?

  • 500kg (1100lb horse): 3 x sachets/dose (up to 3 times per day).
  • 300kg (660lb pony): 2 x sachets/dose (up to 3 times per day).

It is best to feed it in liquid form.

What should I do after the treatment?

An ongoing care plan is necessary to maintain your horse’s health after treatment. This will prevent future ulcers. This will include a diet that is suitable for ulcers, as well as lifestyle changes such as exercise and medication.

Allison Price
Allison Price

I’m Allison, born and raised in San Diego California, the earliest memory I have with horses was at my grandfather’s farm. I used to sit at the stable as a kid and hang out with my Papa while he was training the horses. When I was invited to watch a horse riding competition, I got so fascinated with riding!