Papaya for Ponies – A Natural Plan for Health with Natural Plan Stomach Soother


Angus the pony is just beautiful, you couldn’t tell by looking at him that he’s battling Cushings.  Cushing’s disease is a problem with the pituitary gland.  This gland is the hormone  center where they are made and released into the body.  This gland has a great deal of control over body functions.  Cushing’s is this center gone haywire – it won’t turn off.
As a result, this pituitary gland can grow and become pre-tumor, or even tumor cells that can put pressure on the brain which obviously will lead to various problems.  One is that this gland many times affects the adrenal glands.  These adrenal glands are stimulated by the extra hormones and  then the horse over produces cortisol.  Cortisol, that same cortisol that is so bad for humans does horses no favors either.

One of the standard pictures of a horse with Cushing’s would be hairy and thin.  They often have a weak immune system which puts them at risk for a variety of maladies.  They are often very low-energy, tend to run hot and therefore drink (then urinate) excessively.  They may also have fertility problems.

Michele R. writes about her pony Angus, and his struggle with Cushing’s and what she did to help Angus.

“My senior pony, Angus, who has had a complicated battle with Cushing’s, has been on your product for a month and it has saved his life, I am sure!  I have struggled in the past year with Vet bills, diet, ulcer medications, changes in his Cushing’s meds, and a variety of other things.  He had completely stopped eating at one point, which was sheer terror for me.  I was watching my sweet pony waste away.  Since he has been taking Natural Plan Stomach Soother, he has FINALLY started eating his feed straight through without a pause!  I am so thrilled with your product!  I just can’t thank you enough.  Many, many thanks!”

Michele found a way to help one of the major problems Cushing’s causes, making it hard for a horse or pony to keep weight on.  The calories need to be good ones, and diet is crucial.  Many people find success using pelleted feeds or feeding orchard or timothy hays.  Sugar levels need to be watched too.  Natural Plan Stomach Soother is low in sugar (4 grams of sugars per dose) and helps maintain weight.

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8-Length Win w/ 10-1 odds? Bet On It If You’re On the Plan!

Natalie Glyshaw from Glyshaw Racing Stables tells us about “Unreachable Star”, her thoroughbred gelding bred in Indiana.  He was the 2009 Indiana Bred Horse of the Year to be exact.  He has won three stake races in the last two years, the Gus Grissom, the Brickyard, and the Wiliam Henry Harrison.  all three stake races were against other Indiana Breds.  Unreachable Star’s biggest and best race came at Churchill Downs, against much more accomplished and better bred horses on November 20th, 2009.  The Betting public made him 10 to 1 odds, the 3rd longest shot in the field.  What the public didn’t know was that Unreachable Star had been taking Natural Plan Stomach Soother, actually a little bit extra the closer we got to race day.  He had always been a picky eater with the bad habit of dunking his feed in his water bucket.  He has been on Stomach Soother for the last two years and has had nothing but success since.  He is now a good eater with a shiny, dappled out coat.  He still plays in his water bucket, but we think he just likes being messy.  Unreachable Star knows he gets his NPSS before feed time and will nicker and holler until he get his, sucking on the syringe till it is all gone, then stomping his foot for more.  He is quite the character.  Our whole barn is on Natural Plan Stomach Soother.  We haven’t found one horse yet that doesn’t love it.  Unreachable Star’s 8 length victory that fall day is enough to make anyone believe in the fact that the Natural Plan Stomach Soother is the way to go.

Cindy Goodrich also reports good results for her thoroughbred.  After 3 years of losing weight every winter, she began using Natural Plan for her horse.  He did not go off his feed and lose weight.  With just 2 oz. of top dressing with NPSS, her horse stayed healthy and at peak performance.  Not to mention the savings in vet bills and traditional ulcer treatments.

Lou Moga, a race horse trainer with over 30 years experience says that “Natural Plan Stomach Soother stimulated appetite and relieved digestive stress resulting from racing for all the horses under my care.  I have been training race horses for thirty years and found this to be a good alternative to expensive medications.”

Loren P. has a thoroughbred filly that was nervous and was suspected of having ulcers.  At her level of performance value, Loren didn’t think it practical to administer products such as Gastroguard due to its expense.  She searched for alternatives and found Stomach Soother and Voila! it works. Pure & simple.  Even better, Corrine loves the taste – even begs for it as her treat.  Every horse in her barn is now on the product.

All these people discovered how Natural Plan Stomach Soother could keep their thoroughbreds at peak performance.  You want a clean, simple product that you can trust.  Other products are expensive, have side-effects and shouldn’t be used long term.  With NPSS, you can trust it’s safe, it won’t test, and your horse will love it.

Arthritic &Finicky Eater Gets on the Plan – Eats Heartily, Maintains Weight with Stomach Soother

Natalie V. told us her story,

Dear Stomach Soother,

About nine years ago, my parents bought me my dream horse, a 16.0 hand, Thoroughbred gelding named Miller.  I gave him the show name of “My Alibi”.  Immediately his dressage and eventing was unmatched.  His ability and our bond grew as we went through the hardships and hurdles of teenage life together.  We were inseparable (hence his show name…).  However, a few years after we bought him horrible stifle arthritis began to develop – initiated by previous years on the track. 

He began to become a VERY finicky eater with tomach ulcers and was constantly in pain from the arthritis.  Countless cortisone shots later, we decided it was time to let him live a happy and long ife free of pain, but his eating never improved.  My mother, trainer and I researched and researched trying countless of eating supplements and spending thousands of dollars on weight gainers, but Miller refused to even consider the majority of them, choosing to not eat at all over eating his grain with a mysterious product.  I am now in college and recently went to a tack store (the English Horn in Washington, PA) and saw your product.  Something about it made me pick it up and think about my horse.  I decided to try it but was very skeptical it would turn out the same as the rest.  I gave the brochure to my trainer, who shard the “it’s too good to be true” feeling I had.  To our surprise, Miller LOVED it. 

I don’t know if you know how big of a compliment that is to your product, but just emphasize, he won’t eat without it and literally runs to his dish when he knows grain with Natural Plan Stomach Soother ™ is there.  This never, ever, happened before with another product.  I just wanted to send out a huge thank you to your company.  It broke my heart every day when I went to visit him and see he ws about 200 lbs. underweight and refusing to eat. 

Your product is bringing out the horse in him (physically and mentally) that I knew when I first purchased him years ago and I can’t thank you enough for that.  If anyone ever doubts this product or has skepticism like did, please share this story.  I would love to help another horse and owner like you helped me by sharing the power this product has.  Once again…thank you, thank you, thank you!

-Natalie V. and Miller (aka “My Alibi”)

Try & Try Again – When Meds Can’t Help Gastric Ulcers in Horses – Getting on the Plan Helps

Caring for animals can be difficult at times – they can’t tell you what’s wrong, and they can’t tell you if something is working.  You have to figure it out for yourself.  Especially with something like gastric ulcers, signs can be subtle, like not eating well & being a hard keeper, or they can be severe – causing your horse obvious distress.  So you try a lot of things and see what works.

Valerie H. of Haines Stables in Illinois has a  Standard-bred racehorse that showed very sign of ulcers.  “He did not eat well, he would not gain weight, and he was only racing marginally.”  Valerie said she tried “Gastro-guard, Pepto-Bismol (pink bismuth) and Gastro-aid on my horse with absolutely no results.”  She then came across Natural Plan Stomach Soother(tm), a natural alternative remedy for stomach distress.  She had tried meds, she was turning to nature.

She says that since she put him on the product, “He has won 2 races, gained weight, and is looking great.  It (Natural Plan Stomach Soother(tm)) works.  I truly believe in this product.”

Donna B., an avid horsewoman suspected her daughter’s polocrosse/event horse may also be experiencing some degree of ulcers.  Her horse gradually began to lose weight.  “He is normally a very easy keeper, but he became discontented with his normal training routine and his coat looked mildly dull,” recalls Donna.  Her vet recommended Natural Plan Stomach Soother(tm) and “within 36 hours of being on Stomach Soother, his attitude and energy dramatically improved.  He gained weight back and continues to improve every day.  I have never seen such a fast response to any medication.”

Valerie just wishes she had found it sooner – it would have saved money and time.

The Natural Plan for Digestive Ease after Stall Rest, Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Navy Bird Maintains Weight w/Natural Plan Stomach Soother

You walk out to the barn to find your beloved thoroughbred breeding stallion is a three-legged lame.  The vet discovers a pebble under his sole, pressing on the coffin bone.  Ugh.  Following surgery, the horse must be on high doses of anti-inflammatory medications and antibiotics during a minimum of six weeks of stall rest.  You get the stallion home, and to top it all off, he looks at his food and refuses to eat. 

You are loathe to burden the horse with yet another pharmaceutical – not to mention burdening your budget.  You do some research and come across Natural Plan Stomach Soother™ (NPSS) and Presto!  One dose and the stallion eats.  Your cost of digestive distress treatment drops to around $50 a month versus what pharmaceuticals cost.  On top of that, your horse takes NPSS from the dosing syringe as if it were a treat.  Your horse is happy, you’re happy.

 This is what happened to Julia B. owner/manager of Nonesuch Farm inNokesville,Virginiaand her stallion “Navy Bird”.  After six weeks of recovery, he had not lost one pound.  “I recommend Natural Plan Stomach Soother™ to anyone with a horse on medication and stall confinement,” she says.

 Others have found NPSS useful for relieving stomach ulcers, stopping diarrhea, reducing cribbing, helping hard keepers gain weight, eliminating foal scours, easing weaning & restoring appetites.  The severe digestive problems associated with some of the newest EPM meds can be pre-empted if the horse is concurrently dosed with Natural Plan Stomach Soother.

 NPSS triggers a thickening of the mucous lining in the esophagus & stomach strengthening the natural defenses against excessive digestive acid.  It is this acid that may lead to ulcers.  This mucous thickening also protects the digestive system when exposed to harsh non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

 In addition, Natural Plan Stomach Soother™ has the enzyme papain which closely resembles our own digestive enzyme pepsin.  This permits a horse with a compromised digestive system build or maintain weight.  Papain also helps the horse break down its food more efficiently, and in the correct part of the gut for water absorption which helps stop diarrhea or the killing of “good” gut bacteria by antibiotics. 

Non-natural remedies have several drawbacks.  In addition to their high cost, the acid reducing drugs can lead to an over-population of “bad” bacteria, such as salmonella, which would normally be killed by normal acid levels.  This, in turn, sets the horse up for repeated bouts of colic.  The magnesium/calcium drugs can, over a long time, lead to metabolic imbalances and make the horse prone to azutoria (“tieing up”).  These drugs are also unpalatable which make giving them to your horse a chore, if not dangerous.  Horses love the thick consistency and sweet taste of Natural Plan Stomach Soother™ so much that it makes it an ideal medium for giving unpalatable meds. 

 For Julia B., Natural Plan Stomach Soother kept her stallion “Navy Bird” at his best even after 6 weeks of stall rest and for a fraction of the cost of traditional meds.  She’s on the plan and happy that she is.

 

Can I Use Something Other Than Pharmaceuticals to Prevent Gastric Ulcers? Answer: Papaya!

This was published by Carey Williams, Ph.D., Equine Extension Specialist, Rutgers Cooperative Extension and reviewed by Shari C. Silverman V.M.D., Senior Veterinarian, Division of Animal Health, New Jersey Department of Agriculture

Can I use something other than pharmaceuticals to prevent gastric ulcers?

My 20 year old horse has colicked 6 times over the last year. He has responded well to pharmaceutical treatment the last three times. We assume that his colic is due to ulcers and have since added oil, beet pulp, and lots of alfalfa to his diet and put him on a daily 1/4 tube of a pharmaceutical treatment. He seems to have bloomed both with muscle and coat since we’ve made the changes (and no more colic – fingers crossed). While I’m relieved and pleased with the results, the cost is killing me. Are there any other ways of dealing with his ulcer issues?

The cost of pharmaceutically treating and preventing ulcers is considerable! However, with some horses there is no alternative treatment. You might consider trying papaya supplementation, although there is no research supporting its efficacy against ulcers in horses. Some people feed papaya pills (the human variety) to their horses, others try the pulp, and some give a whole fruit a day.

Stress is a very common cause of ulcers. One management practice you can employ to reduce stress is to keep ulcer-prone horses outside as much as possible. This is the best way to decrease their stress. Some horses can develop ulcers as soon as 24 hours after being stalled if they are used to being kept outside.

Another cause of ulcers is excess gastric acid in the stomach. Unlike humans, horses produce gastric acid 24 hours a day, not just when eating. Feeding hay free choice will help buffer gastric acid. Alfalfa hay has been shown to have good buffering ability due to its high calcium content; however, you do not want to feed free choice alfalfa. Continue feeding “lots of alfalfa,” but make sure the rest of the hay in the diet is good quality grass hay. Try these management changes once the horse is clear of ulcers, as he might not want to consume free choice hay if he currently has ulcers.

Decreasing any other stressors affecting your horse would also help. Once you have taken steps to reduce his stress, try implementing some of these changes and see if they help with decreasing the severity or incidence of ulcers. These changes should be made after consulting with your veterinarian and discussing the risk factors in discontinuing the pharmaceutical treatment.

Answer provided by Carey Williams, Ph.D., Equine Extension Specialist, Rutgers Cooperative Extension and reviewed by Shari C. Silverman V.M.D., Senior Veterinarian, Division of Animal Health, New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

PapayaforHorses here – try natural before you try expensive meds!

Santana’s Story – Natural Plan Stomach Soother for Weight Gain & Maintenance in Colts & Horses

I received the following letter from Jan R. out of Iowa.
“Our POA colt, Santana had been weaned at least 5 weeks last fall, and was eating very well, when he developed diarrhea and stopped eating his grain. I was able to get the diarrhea stopped, but in a very short while, he lost weight, looked lethargic and was going downhill. We thought part of it coul be from having his stall mate taken away to a sale, but when the colt came back home, Santana still did not eat. We took him to the vet clinic to get fluids into him. From his symptoms, the vet suspected Lawsonia bacteria which can but rarely affects horses by creating sores in the stomach and intestinal tract, leading us to believe he hurt when he ate, so he quit (eating). While waiting his test results to come back, he was started on fluids and meds aimed at this bacteria. The test did come back positive for Lawsonia bacteria. The colt was eating a little better so we brought him home. Meanwhile, I remembered your company (Natural Plan Stomach Soother) and bought two jugs of the Stomach Soother papaya which were waiting for him. We gave the colt  300 cc orally twice a day and saw a marked increase in interest in his grain within two days. We continued with the oral administration and put a little on top of his grain. We he started to eat more, we just top dressed his grain. It always takes a long time to regain weight on a colt once they lose it. I have enclosed photos of him when he came home, and after a couple of weeks and a few more weeks. I am happy to say he is getting back to his pre-sickness weight and I will be keeping your product on hand for a picky eater in the future. I really feel the Natural Plan Stomach Soother papaya helped save his life. Thanks for a great product.” Sincerely, Jan R. from Wellman, Iowa.

Santana - On the Plan & Looking Great! Feb. 2011

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