Finicky Fillys Love Natural Plan Stomach Soother

TC Rain on the House by TracySweetKeenNatural Plan Stomach Soother will keep ’em from painting the stalls!”

I was kinda horrified when I found out what “painting the stalls” meant.  I had never heard it put that way.  But whatever you call it, diarrhea is a terrible thing.  Not only is it messy and gross, but it causes a lot of other problems, everything from dehydration to the scalding of their hind legs.

Foal scours brought on by weaning are especially vexing ’cause you know it’s coming.  When mama’s milk changes, the hormones cause mama to begin weaning the foal and it’s these hormones that cause the diarrhea.  Natural Plan Stomach Soother may help stop this cycle.  About a week before, begin the foal on NPSS, or if that’s not practical, dose at the first sign of loose stools.

Here Are Just Some of the Comments About Natural Plan Stomach Soother

“…I do know that horses who tend to stay on the Natural Plan Stomach Soother for 6 to 8 weeks no longer exhibit signs associated with ulcers.”

Donald Kiefer, DVM from Virginia

Natural Plan Stomach Soother

Papaya For Horses – Great for Digestion

Natural Plan Stomach Soother is very palatable and effective in horses with mild to moderate gastric ulcer / digestive upset symptoms consisting of poor appetite for grain, mild depression or irritability and sporadic belching or toothing grinding.  Documented rapid relief within three to five days.

Horse Journal magazine article: “Ulcers:  Weighing Risks v. Over-the-Counter Treatments”

“I ended up talking again to the girl at the tack/feed store I go to about how it might be an ulcer and getting more Ulcergard.  She talked about how it is so expensive and suggested that I try this (Natural Plan) Stomach Soother and that she had good reports from people that were using it for horses on the track.  Thanks for a great product – it worked!”

Kathy W. by email

Natural Plan Stomach Soother has been a HUGE part of our racing stable since I discovered your product while working at the Breeder’s Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.  The first morning I gave it to her, she was drinking better after she galloped, cleaned up her lunch, and cleaned up her supper…. She put on weight, filled out, dappled out, and was a picture of health.

Danielle G. from Indiana

We recommend Natural Plan Stomach Soother for both large and small animal patients when they have digestive disturbances, stomach upset.”

Judith Shoemaker, DVM

Natural Plan Stomach Soother has always been a good seller ever since we discovered it back in 2004!  Customers like having a natural alternative to ulcer meds and they keep coming back for more.”

Ronnie Zito, Tri-County Tack store in Virginia

Natural Plan Stomach Soother Gets Positive Reviews – Helps All Kinds of Stomach Issues

Have you ever Googled yourself?  Kind of a scary moment, when you hit “Enter” and then wait to see what the court of public opinion has to say about you.  Well, we recently checked out what people were saying about Natural Plan Stomach Soother and we are glad we did.  There were a lot of stories where people spoke of how well it worked and a couple of stories where people weren’t sure, but they DID know that the horses loved the taste of Natural Plan Stomach Soother.  There were also some comments on the price – half thought it was inexpensive and half thought it was expensive.  Our comment on that is this, a single tube of omoparazole is well over $30, $40 and is $13 really too expensive for 8 days of digestive treatment?

We’ve taken some of the comments we’ve found online about Natural Plan Stomach Soother and how it helped their horses.  Read on to see how it might help your horse.

“I tried Stomach Soother on my young mare who wasn’t putting on weight months post foaling/weaning and was stressing over her turnout with older horses. I bought 2 months worth and only needed 1 month of it, as she finally turned the corner. She eats well now and always liked the taste of it. I’d been trying to tempt her appetite for months and doing things like shutting her in a stall with her hay. Mine come in for grain 2x a day.”   From: The Heartland

  “I have used Stomach Soother for a TB mare that had ulcer symptoms. Her appetite picked up and she seemed happier with the world. I probably kept her on it for 6 months. I ordered a new case and it is sitting unopened because she seems to be eating fine at the moment. I had to feed it to her in a dose syringe at first because I couldn’t depend on her to eat her feed. After about a week I could put it on the feed and she would start eating. She seems to like it. I also use it when the horses are stressed. It is a pain to go get it out of the refrigerator twice a day.”   From Houston, TX

 “I used it on an older horse with chronic diarrhea and it definitely helped. It isn’t quite as affordable as I’d have liked – you saw it on a shelf somewhere? I thought it was only available by mail order.”   From: Seargantvilles, NJ

“Love, love, love the (Natural Plan) Stomach Soother.   Old horse suffers from bad NTWs so much that he ulcers and goes off his feed and drops a ton of weight. So this summer, as he was getting itchy – and dewormed for the critters, I started the Stomach Soother. And presto! He kept eating and eating and eating.   Now I use for my fox-hunter/eventer. One day he just started weaving and being stupid. After adding the SS – back to his ol’ calm self.  Not sure if it is the most economical tummy ache med, but it has worked for me so I always make sure there is some in the fridge. ”  From:  Sunny, SC

It’s gratifying to read what’s been read – it was generally positive.  Just a couple of points I’d like to make – – understand it may be a pain to get it out of the fridge, but Natural Plan Stomach Soother has no preservatives so the 32 oz. bottle has to be refrigerated after opening.  We have a 2 oz. size that is available if refrigeration is not an option.  It is more convenient because it'[s a pre-measured dose.  Yes, it is more expensive, but it’s mostly because of the packaging.  Our products are available online at http://www.stomachsoother.com and increasingly, at a local tack or pet store near you.  We get new stores signed up every week.  And about the price, $13 gets you 16 doses for a full sized horse.  Sounds like a deal to me.

We appreciate all the comments and posting that people do because that is how this company has grown – by word of mouth.  It’s the most valuable advertising a company can have.

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“…and the foals love the taste.”

“Here at the European Warmblood Stallion Zentrum, we produce about 50 foals per year for the Sport Horse Market and have found Natural Plan Stomach Soother effective in helping our foals weather the stress of weaning and worming.  We have encountered fewer problems with diarrhea, and the foals love the taste.”

Evelyn F., Owner/Manager

European Warmblood Stallion Zentrum

Natural Plan Stomach Soother Does a Horse Good

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Natural Plan Stomach Soother Does a Horse Good

Tracy Sweet Keen raises champion POAC’s and gets them weaned using Natural Plan Stomach Soother to help them with the diarrhea that so often accompanies this time. They get off to a great start and grow up to look like this!

Why Lisa Lewis-Greene is On the Plan – Natural Plan Stomach Soother

ImageLisa Lewis-Greene is a top level eventer and trainer.  She is currently based out of Three Charm Farm in Southampton, New Jersery – one of that state’s top equestrian facilities.  She needs to be her best as do her horses.  One of the problems she encountered was when she needed to trailer her KWPN FEI Dressage Horse, Picasso’s Bleu.  He would get very nervous and resist getting into the trailer.

After discovering Natural Plan Stomach Soother, Lewis-Greene told us:

“Stomach Soother is truly a phenomenal product that really works.  What I love about Natural Plan Stomach Soother is that my horses love the taste – they literally bite the syringe as I am dosing!  I started using NPSS several years ago for my KWPN FEI Dressage horse, Picasso’s Bleu.  When we bought “Pablo” in 2007, he was very nervous about trailering.  I cold tell from the minute I brought out the shipping boots – he would spin around the stall and gell all worked up.  In the trailer, he was a nervous wreck and would kick in the trailer until we started moving.  I sensed he got a queasy stomach when he shipped, so I tried him on Stomach Soother.  It worked like a charm!  I gave Pablo a 60 cc syringe (the recommended dose) before putting shipping boots on and each trailer ride got better and better.  Now I can put on his shipping boots in his stall WITHOUT a halter, he self-loads and stands like a champ.  No more butterflies or nervous stomach.  Natural Plan Stomach Soother works well on any horse that tends to have anxiety about training, trailering, clipping, showing, or during times of colic & diarrhea, to name a few.  I also like to give NPSS when giving medications – it helps hide the taste of bitter medications like bute.  This is a product that every equestrian should have in their trailer and tack box.  Thank you Natural Plan Stomach Soother!”

Wow – those are some nice words.  Picasso’s Bleu is lucky that Lewis-Greene made the connection between the resistance to trailering and a nervous stomach.  It has become common knowledge that many, many horses suffer from ulcer and digestive issues.  Using Natural Plan Stomach Soother provides so many benefits – first – it’s all natural, second, it’s far less expensive than traditional medications, third, the horses like taking it and most importantly, IT WORKS.  Lisa Lewis-Greene isn’t the only one who thinks so – visit the website www.stomachsoother.com and read other testimonials.

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.

 

From Weanling to Winner with Papaya for Horses – Foal Shipped & Crowned Futurity Filly Champion

Futurity Champion - Des Moines, IA

Shipped Well - Arrived Looking Great!

Tracy Keen of TC POA’s in Arcadia, FL sent in the following:

“I was introduced to Natural Plan Stomach Soother by an e-group friend who sells equine products.  I was looking to purchase a product of theirs for my weanlings that I was hauling to Iowa from SW Florida.  She recommended Natural Plan Stomach Soother instead.  My weanlings, particularly the filly TC, Lady of the House, were stressed from weaning and off their feed.  48 hours after being placed on Stomach Soother, they were both eating everything in sight…particularly the finicky filly who had two futurities to show in Des Moines, Iowa.  Wonder of wonders, she shipped well — even taking a nap when we did by laying down in her box stall on the trailer.  In Oct. 2010, after a 1,500 mile ride and after only being weaned for two weeks; she was crowned Midwest POA Futurity Filly Champion in Des Moines, Iowa.  I truly believe (Natural Plan) Stomach Soother ™ is what kept her eating and doing well for a whole 10 days on the road.  Thanks again for a great product that actually does what it says it is going to!”

Tracy touched upon several uses for Natural Plan Stomach Soother – easing foal scours from weaning, easing trailer & stall stress, travel anxiety, finicky eaters.  She could have also used it to administer any meds or supplements if needed.  It’s highly palatable so it’s easy to give.  Start your little foal off right – get them on the Plan.  Papaya for horses.  Why not start simple?  I understand that medications are sometimes in order, but why so many people seem to use a frying pan to squish a fly when a gentle “shoo” would be better, I don’t get.  Keep it simple.

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

Since 2004, Natural Plan Stomach Soother has been the affordable and natural remedy for stomach distress and other issues in horses and other living things. Pure Papaya Power – no powder concoctions – just pure goodness you can trust.  Visit http://www.stomachsoother.com/testimonials for more examples from real people.