In a natural state, horses graze constantly, producing gallons of acid-buffering saliva. Due to the combination of modern feeding and management practices, most horses no longer live this way. Limited access to pasture, the feeding of grain meals, and stressful lifestyles cause excess acid to accumulate in the stomach.
Why choose Neigh-Lox?
Neigh-Lox’s unique patented formula aids in the maintenance of a normal stomach environment that reduces the risk of gastric ulcers. Long-acting Neigh-Lox neutralizes excess acid and coats the stomach lining for up to 8 hours.
Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) is a widespread problem among all horses.
The prevalence of gastric ulcer damage has been documented in 93% of horses in race training, in nearly 60% of other performance horses, and in 57% of all foals. Recreational horses and broodmares are also at risk.
A research project recently conducted on a band of broodmares at the University of California, Davis revealed that even though the mares had not been exposed to the conditions conducive to ulcers, the occurrence of ulcers in the mares was approximately 70%. Research done on recreational horses showed that ulcer formation can begin in a couple of days when horses are stressed due to travel or other seemingly minor changes in their routine.
Preventing and treating EGUS is a challenge faced by many veterinarians and horse owners.
- Neigh-Lox has the capacity to buffer for a long period of time (minimum 6-8 hrs); most antacids buffer for a much shorter period
- Neigh-Lox buffers large amounts of acid; one dose ( 4 oz) has 240 mEq of acid-neutralizing capacity, which is equivalent to the amount of gastric acid typically produced over a six-hour period
- In addition to its buffering capabilities, Neigh-Lox also contains compounds that coat the lining of the stomach and adhere to gastric lesions, which maintains healthy mucosa and supports healing.
When to use Neigh-Lox
Gastric ulceration is a widespread problem in horses. Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) poses a threat to your horse’s health and performance. Proper diet, supplementation and management can reduce the incidence of ulcers.
Horses maintained under certain management conditions are at an increased risk for developing EGUS. Horses that are unable to graze continually due to busy training and competition schedules, those on restricted diets or those consuming high starch diets, and horses that are confined for any reason also risk developing EGUS. In these cases, supplementation with Neigh-Lox helps support a normal stomach environment, reducing the risk of ulcers developing.
Research shows that even seemingly minor changes in a horse’s routine, such as relocation from one pasture to another or a weekend outing, can set a horse up for pH changes in the stomach and the ulceration it leads to. Supplementing with Neigh-Lox during times of change or stress maintains the health of the stomach so that ulcers don’t become a problem.
Horses showing symptoms such as frequent colic, chronic diarrhea, decreased appetite, and weight loss may be suffering from severe ulcers and should be assessed by a veterinarian so that proper treatment can be recommended.
Neigh-Lox is recommended for:
- Horses and ponies of all ages (from foals to seniors) experiencing changes in their routines or stressful conditions
- Horses and ponies with a history of EGUS
- Horses and ponies diagnosed with EGUS that are completing a course of omeprazole
- Horses and ponies confined to a stall or dry lot where grazing is limited
- Horses and ponies with busy training or competition schedules
- Horses and ponies being transported or relocated
- Horses and ponies on restricted diets or those consuming large amounts of starchy concentrate
Specifically designed to support a healthy stomach.
Neigh-Lox’s research-proven, patented formula supports a healthy stomach by neutralizing excess gastric acid and coating the stomach’s sensitive lining . The combination of buffering and coating ingredients maintains a normal stomach environment that helps prevent ulcers from forming. It also supports the healing of minor ulceration.
Neigh-Lox is long-acting and has the capacity to buffer for extended periods of time (minimum 6-8 hrs), while other antacids buffer for much shorter periods.
Neigh-Lox buffers large amounts of acid. The recommended amount of Neigh-Lox (4 oz) has 240 mEq of acid-neutralizing capacity, which is equivalent to the amount of gastric acid a horse will typically produce over a six-hour period.
Neigh-Lox’s pelleted form makes it easy to administer, either along with a meal or on its own.
Serving and Storage
Neigh-Lox serving instructions:
1 scoop = 2 oz
Weanlings (6-12 months): Add 1 scoop (2 oz) to each grain meal. Do not exceed a total daily intake of 4 scoops (8 oz).
Yearlings (12-24 months): Add 2 scoops (4 oz) to each grain meal. Do not exceed a totally daily intake of 8 scoops (16 oz).
Mature Horses: Add 2 scoops (4 oz) to each grain meal. Do not exceed a totally daily intake of 8 scoops (16 oz).
Storage and shelf life:
Store Neigh-Lox in a cool, dry place and keep the lid tightly closed between uses. Shelf life is 18 months from date of manufacture, when stored under suitable conditions.