Bast Gets a Brain
|Alternative title: Ulcer treatment is a miracle cure|
See, Bast had already been exhibiting a ton of ulcer symptoms. He was tight in the belly. He was a funny (not necessarily finicky) eater-- he trampled hay and spurned grass for clods of dirt, but hoovered up his grain. His nervous behavior and tendency to suddenly shut down also matched ulcer symptoms. With the changes in lifestyle in his imminent future, I knew we would have to treat now. So, I spoke with my vet and charted out a treatment plan. I would give him a daily dose of Gastrogard. Once his treatment was done, I would pursue a daily supplement or preventative.
|"Dude?! Why would you choose dirt over this lush grass buffet?!" -- Pig, obviously|
Tracking his improvement was difficult. I didn't notice a real difference at the old barn. I was impressed by his behavior and ease at the new barn, but I don't think that was really due to the meds. (He had shown very nervous behavior at the old farm up to the day we left.) However, a couple of weeks into the new barn leaves me positive the Gastrogard was a necessary treatment.
|Sign of improvement #1? Calmly eating grass and not bashing through this fence...|
In other words, he's acting like a normal horse coming off the track into training. Thank god.
|"IDK what we're doing, but I guess I'll give it a try?" -- Bast|
"Don't fuck this up, kid." -- Pig
|Ears and eyes on me, right where they should be!|
Anyone else notice a huge difference with ulcer treatment? Have you gone in for the whole gastrogard treatment before?