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Consideration of medication rule additions

frankhurtig.jpgDr. Frank Hurtig, Director of Large Animal Veterinary Services with Merial gave presentations to the Appaloosa Horse Club Board of Directors at its meeting in Albuquerque. Dr. Hurtig explained the purposes, profiles and effectiveness of GastroGuard, Ulcer Guard and Equioxx. The “Gastro” and “Ulcer” products are government-approved for the prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers in horses. The Equioxx product is considered a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drug used to treat pain and other symptoms associated with equine osteoarthritis.

Dr. Hurtig was invited to speak with the ApHC BOD because of member concerns about changes that were made last year to the list of ApHC conditionally permitted medications. Their is a specific proposal for tomorrow’s meeting that would add Omeprazole to the ApHC list of approved medications.

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