Natural Plan Stomach Soother Soothes Cribbing, Saves a Horse

We are always humbled when a customer writes or tells us how Natural Plan Stomach Soother has helped their horse.  These are living beings, and if NPSS has played even a small role in their well-being, we are proud to have done so.

Candy G. wrote to tell us how Natural Plan Stomach Soother helped “Zak”.

Papaya for Horses does a Stomach Good!

Papaya for Horses does a Stomach Good!

“”Zak” is an AQHA, 13-year old gelding who has been a serious cribber most of his life.  I bought him when he was 4 years old, he is now 13.  He came with a cribbing collar, but he cribbed anyway and I think they are brutal, so I stopped using it.  Hew was an awesome show horse, but we sold in in June of 2002.  During his stay with us, he suffered acute kidney failure, which we brought him through.  With his new owners, he suffered a serious suspensory ligament tear.  We got him back in February of 2008 and was cribbing worse than ever.  We sold him again to what thought was an excellent home in June, 2008.

On October 23, 2009, we was dumped here at 9 pm.  He was horribly thin and his top incisors were gone from cribbing.  We were going to put him down.  I decided to try the Natural Plan Stomach Soother ™.  In two to three days, he had stopped cribbing except for about 2 cribs right after he ate his grain.  Now, three weeks into treatment, he has stopped cribbing completely.

For the first time since I met Zak, he can stand quietly in a stall or pen and be at rest, not hooked to a board, gate or his grain dish.  He is relaxed.

This horse used to crib while he ate, after eating, and all the time in between.  Thank you Natural Plan Stomach Soother!  Zak thanks you too!”

Advertisements

EPM Horse w/ Pre-existing Ulcers benefits from Natural Plan Stomach Soother

Donna Bottner, an Eventer, Horse Trial Organizer & Pony Club mom recently recounted about her 10-year old thoroughbred who was diagnosed with EPM.  EPM is Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, a disease caused by a protozoal infection of the central nervous system of a horse.  It may be hard to diagnose as the symptoms are sometimes general and/or subtle – such as lameness which can range in degree and cause.  It is estimated that 60-80% can be saved if it is caught early and treated.  Luckily, it can not be passed from horse to horse.

Once a horse is diagnosed, treatment begins.  However, as is often the case, there are sometimes side-effects to those treatments.  Donna explains, “(after my vet) diagnosed my horse with EPM, he chose treatment with Navigator (Idexx) and we began dosing the day after the diagnosis was confirmed by the lab (as well as previous and ongoing neurological examinations).  For the first 5 days everything was fine, as we only gave half a dose.  On day 6, the first day of the full dose, he developed symptoms of colic within one hour of medication  My horse had colic symptoms within 30-60 minutes for the next 11 days.  I tried everything, adding fat to his diet and experimenting with time of day and feeding before and after medication.  Nothing worked.  I was very discouraged and at wit’s end as to how to make it through this very difficult time.  I had gone through more Banamine than any horse should have to tolerate to keep him from colicking.”

She continues, “I spoke with a veterinarian (Dr. Stan Carroll, WV) who had done field trials with Navigator and had vast experience treating EPM horses.  Dr. Carroll recommended Natural Plan Stomach Soother (TM) because he said my horse most likely suffered from pre-existing ulcers and the medications (we found Banamine adds to ulcer distress in the long-term personally).  My vet also took a blood test and confirmed the results were consistent with a horse with ulcers. ”

“Within 36 hours of administering 60 cc of Stomach Soother ™, twice daily, we no longer had to worry about colic.  My horse began gaining his happy attitude back and was not suffering from the treatment.  that was an amazing turnaround!  I plan to continue to give him Natural Plan Stomach Soother daily. Post EPM treatment he is happy, healthy, sound and full of energy.  THere is no doubt in my mind that Stomach Soother made all the difference in how he tolerated the EPM treatment.  there are many good ulcer products on the market, but I like the fact that this is a natural digestive aid and is less than half the cost of Succeed or UlcerGard.”

“I believe any performance horse can benefit from this product.  We love our horses & treat them well, but we were blind to what was happening internally.  We keep them fit and active and now, thanks to Natural Plan Stomach Soother ™, much healthier and happier too!”