However, there is scarce information on how this substance could affect the healing process in horses with EGUS and how this could affect the concentration of VFA in gastric juice in these animals.
EGUS is characterized by several predisposing factors that contribute to the high frequency of presentation of this gastric pathology in horses.
Extracts from these berries have been used to successfully treat mucosal injury in humans and rats, so we are looking at this product as an alternative to expensive drugs in treating EGUS.
Dusty McMullin, Vice President of SeaBuck Equine commented, "We are confident that the new research will further validate the effectiveness of sea buckthorn and SeaBuck Complete(TM) in managing EGUS which will be a promising and cost-saving outcome for both horses and their owners.
The clinical signs and symptoms of EGUS
that are commonly mistaken by horse owners for other problems are numerous and include: weight loss, altered eating behavior, recurrent colic, change in attitude, sub-optimal performance, diarrhea, and dull coat.