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Written by: Raymond J. Baker
PONIES, YEARLINGS, WEANLINGS, FOALS
Carry out same routine as for adult horses, giving
approximately half the amount. Vary dosage
WEANING AND BREAKING IN STAGES
Commence GASTRAZONE® at least 7 days prior to
weaning at recommended higher dosage. The
same procedure applies at the breaking in stage.
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DIRECTIONS FOR USE: As a daily routine, mix
thoroughly into the feed.
ALLOCATION BY SYRINGE: This technique
quickly measures the required amount with
extreme accuracy and efficiency, with no
contents remaining in the dispenser after
RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSAGE:
ADULT HORSES (400 _ 500 kg)
Initially give 100ml morning and 100ml evening
for 7 days then reduce to 50ml morning and 50ml
evening every day. For horses with elevated
requirements, increase dosage accordingly.
NO PRESCRIPTION REQUIRED
NO WITHDRAWAL REQUIRED
Reluctant to co-operate while loading. Can become vexed while travelling, especially on long haulage. Pawing and restless
while tethered in the stalls or to the hitching rail, before or after competition. Wormy appearance (especially after constant worming
and with NO worms!) Can give an impression similar to having Sand. Coat not coming through as expected, although this can also
happen with other ailments. Bit chomping/grinding prior to competition or after physical exertion. Resists going around to the
start, into the barrier stalls or displays other antics to avoid participation. Reluctant to fully extend itself and may also be slightly
misaligned or out of rhythm as it searches for relief. Inclined to 'run off' at hurdles (even obstacles they can easily jump).
NOTE: This can also occur with unsoundness issues.Activation by Anticipation
Hyperactive/'jazzed up' -- clammy/sweaty.
NOTE: Horses travelling with 'gut tension', often results in prolonged lower levels of perspiration and can be just as, if not more
depleting than a profuse outburst over a shorter period.
Hosing the horse down prior to competition does not replace any of its lost energy or vital constituents and such losses can significantly
distort their fluid balance and blood viscosity, which can have a detrimental effect on their performance and recovery.
DOING A RUNNER
Heads for the furthest point in the yard when approached with a 'head collar', especially if the stomach tube is visible. Tends to
resist being stomach tubed and becomes 'fidgety' and 'clammy' in anticipation of 'what's to follow'. It is not always the tube -- it is what
comes 'whizzing' down the tube that provokes extreme discomfort -- and the horse knows it. Horses with gastrointestinal discomfort can
become very agitated from saline drenching, even long after the tube has been removed.
Many horses have not performed up to expectations with race day drenching, especially when drenched as close as one hour before
starting time. The highly expected benefits from pre race drenching can be greatly diminished due to aggravation within the
gastrointestinal tract when implementing such practice.
Sippers are horses that frequently take small 'sips' of water whilst eating, but may not appear to be all that thirsty (maybe they're trying
to put the fire out!) This can lead to food accumulating in their drinking water from constant 'sipping' whilst eating, which can turn
'musty', particularly in warmer weather.
NOTE: Do not disregard dental requirements.
Nibblers are generally horses who are slow at eating with an intermittent appetite.
They may have the desire to eat, but can be reluctant to do so in the normal manner, especially after physical exertion.
THE NIGHT TIME FEED
Nibblers spend far more time than they should standing up eating. Ideally, they should be having lengthier laydowns for the
conservation of energy and reduction in muscular tension, as well as taking weight off their feet, joints, ligaments and tendons. Although
it is very pleasing to see the horse's feeder empty the following morning, it is not an indication of what may be happening when the
'lights go off'.Whenever there are aggravating situations, such as gastrointestinal discomfort, the horse can become restless which
could lead to box walking, weaving and windsucking (cribbing) besides other idiosyncrasies.
This can be detrimental to the horse's training and performance routine, especially if affected the night before competition.
GASTRAZONE ® -- while you're sleeping....it's working!
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