Horses feel good on Natural Plan Stomach Soother ™
Horses feel good on Natural Plan Stomach Soother ™
We received the following from Claudia W. of Maryland:
I wanted to share with you the great success I have had using your product for my horse. I was given a horse by trainer James Murphy, about 2 1/2 years ago. His name is “Titled” and is half brother to Kentucky Derby winner “Super Saver”. After being sidelined by knee chips and surgery to remove them, the horse went back to Laurel Park to continue his racing career.
Three months into his recovery, the trainer and his owners decided to find a new home for him. I was lucky enough to have been contacted by Mr. Murphy’s barn foreman, and a few days later the horse was in my bar, with a new name, “Legs”. I do recall when I picked him up that there was a large tub of uneaten grain in his stall, but it didn’t really register until much later. Almost immediately we noticed that the horse really was not very interested in his grain. He weaved and kicked in his stall, and seemed lethargic most of the time. He did not lay down, or roll for the first several months I had him, until i had acupuncture work done and the practitioner kept saying how “acidic” he was. He was very quite and rarely went faster than a walk while turned out, and always seemed to be a bit tied up while under saddle. Unable to really stretch and go forward. I always suspected ulcers, because of his thrifty appearance, and never gave him Bute.
Shortly thereafter, I moved to the country and brought “Legs” with me. The new grain was a sweet feed and within a few weeks he was completely bonkers, so I switched to a low sugar beet pulp based feed. However, the symptoms got worse, and I finally had him tested for Lyme disease. The results came back negative, but the vet indicated there may be some ulcer issues, based on the blood work. I tried a powdered ulcer medication, but after a week I saw no improvement. This is when I discovered Natural Plan Stomach Soother ™ at my local tack store. Within 3 days his stall smelled better, and he was kicking up his heels in the field!
That was over a year ago. He has become robust and cheerful with the help of Natural Plan Stomach Soother ™! We continue our training and are looking forward to a fun summer of Hunter shows! Thank you NPSS for helping my hose!
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.
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”)
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.
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!”
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.