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Natural Supplement for Stomach Irritation and Gastric Health

Gastric ulcers (EGUS), or even mild gastric irritation can make horses sensitive in the stomach, girthy, reluctant to go forward or a picky eater.  Gastric ulcers are a problem in 60-90% of horses in training and competition.

Kohnke’s Own Gastro-Coat is a natural, helpful supplement for gastric issues, with multiple actions in the stomach and small intestine to help horses feel more comfortable, improving digestive health and maintaining appetite.

Many vets prescribe omeprazole-based drugs when horses show symptoms of EGUS.  Gastro-Coat is highly complementary to EGUS medications with different but synergistic actions.  Gastro-Coat is also much more economical and can be used long-term without ill-effects.


Each level scoopful of Gastro-Coat provides 40 grams.

In the Feed: For picky or reluctant eaters, 80 grams of Gastro-Coat can be mixed into the regular feed to help improve appetite and support the health of the gastro-intestinal system.

In a Small Feed (most popular): Give 80 grams of Gastro-Coat in a small feed of preferably lucerne chaff 30 minutes before training, travelling or competition for girthy, sensitive or unwilling horses.

As an oil paste: Gastro-Coat can be given as an oil paste 5 -10 minutes before training or travelling for fussy horses or those reluctant to eat before or after working. Make the paste with 80 grams of Gastro-Coat and roughly 80 mls of vegetable oil or Kohnke’s Own Energy Gold oil for extra benefits.  It is recommended to paste Gastro-Coat with oil rather than water as the compounds in Gastro-Coat become activated with water (as similar to saliva) and become sticky in the oral syringe.

When to Give Gastro-Coat

Gastro-Coat is usually given daily as a 2-3 month course in one of 3 ways: in the feed, before work (recommended) or as a paste.  Afterwards, Gastro-Coat can be given 3-4 times per week on a long-term basis to maintain stomach comfort in sensitive horses or just prior to training.  Gastro-Coat can be given daily for high performance or racing horses predisposed to EGUS, as a helpful supplement in conjunction with veterinary medications.

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