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Ponease Australia ULC FX ULC Maintenance

Ponease Australia Products have been approved for the Australian market and are now being imported for use by our Australian equine friends. Furthermore, for all horse owners dealing with ulcers or digestive issues – these products are a real ‘game changer’, as reported by horse owners.

Ponease is an Irish equine supplement company based in County Louth at the foot of the Cooley mountains in Loughanmore Court Estate. ​ Ponease specializes in products designed to support the management of ulcers and promote gut health in all horses including foals, competition horses, race horses, and retired horses.

Ponease Australia Products include:

Ponease ULC FX
  • ULC FX
  • ULC Maintenance
  • Ponease Calmer

What is Ponease Australia?

UlC FX is a unique blend of herbs in a base of purified water. Being a natural feed supplement it does not require a veterinary prescription. ULC Fx was designed to support the digestive system and promote a healthy top line and coat, as well as overall general health.  Ponease products have revolutionized digestive balance and optimal digestive health in horses in the UK, Europe, and the USA. It is now available in Australia.

Feed your horse 100mls for large horses, and 75mls for ponies in the morning feed every day for 6 weeks. This constitutes a full course followed by feeding ULC Maintenance daily. This simple regime has helped horses all over the world back to good health.

Ponease Australia ULC Maintenance is a carefully blended mix of herbs, again based in purified water. This supplement aims to maintain a healthy and comfortable gut/digestive system once the 6-week course of ULC Fx has been completed.  In addition to a good coat, general condition, top line, and healthy gut, ULC Maintenance provides ongoing support for the digestive system. 

Gut issues are very common in horses and many sources (online) estimate that 60-90% of horses suffer from Equine Gastric Ulcers.

ULC Maintenance

 Furthermore, the research suggests gastric ulcers can develop at any age, any breed, horses at rest, horses in work, competition horses, and even young foals.

It has been reported ulcers may develop as quickly as 24 to 48 hours after a stressful event, including pain, and trauma or injuries.

Gastric Ulcers in horses are not completely understood and research is ongoing. Veterinary diagnosis and treatment involve scoping and prescription drugs. As with all conditions, success may be variable, for unknown reasons. Managing Ulcers can be very costly, but a necessary process.

What are gastric ulcers?

Gastric ulcers occur as lesions better known as sores, in the mucosa of the horse’s stomach. These lesions can vary in size, moreover, they may be numerous or in isolation as well as vary in severity.  Mucosal lesions produce reddening as the lining becomes inflamed, these lesions may be small with minor reddening and thickening of the mucosa or much more severe producing deep ulcerated tissue.

When the gut health is normal, that is, when not being stressed, the mucosa of the stomach has a layer of mucus to protect it from the gastric acid produced for digestion. However, if the amount of acid is increased due to stress or pain in the horse and or the protective mucus layer is thinned or depleted the underlying mucosa will be damaged. Ulcers occur when the mucosa is not protected and the acid eats into the mucosa.

Types of Stomach Ulcers.

There are two common types of Equine Gastric Ulcers. The type of ulcers a horse develops is dependent on the location of the ulcer in the stomach. The horse’s stomach has two parts: the squamous and glandular regions.

Squamous Ulcers

Eighty percent of ulcers occur in the squamous region. (Veterinary sources online).

Gastric Ulcers Anatomy (sourced online)

Squamous refers to the part of the stomach closest to the opening of the esophagus.

Skin-like cells cover this region of the stomach. These cells don’t produce stomach acid and as a result, are prone to damage from acid.

Horses with ulcers in this region are referred to as having Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS).

Glandular Ulcers

Glandular ulcers occur in the glandular region of the horse’s stomach.

The glandular region of the stomach contains cells that release acid that’s essential for digesting food.

Horses with ulcers in this region are referred to as having Equine Glandular Gastric Disease (EGGD).

What Causes Gastric Ulcers?

Many factors play a role in causing ulcers. Ulcers are not completely understood, and much research is ongoing to add to the diagnosis and management of Ulcers in horses.

To date, what is known, is many factors in our daily management have an impact on the development of ulcers.

Causes Include:

The position of the digestive system in the horse. (Sourced online)
  • Stress includes emotional as well as physical mechanisms.
  • Nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (phenylbutazone and banamine).
  • Living environment, stabling, yards, turn out paddocks.
  • Exercise. It is thought gastric fluids “splash” the mucosal lining when the horse is moving, irritating the stomach lining.
  • Travel
  • Competition
  • Herd dynamics
  • Grazing
  • Diet. Diets high in grain and/or low in roughage. Restricted feed intake or periods of starvation

Common Signs of Ulcers.

As horse owners observing the signs of Ulcers is not always clear. Some horses show mild symptoms of discomfort but can be diagnosed with severe lesions. The lesions result in pain so the horse will give signs of pain. (Sourced from online sites)

You should be suspicious of Ulcers when your horse shows one or more of the following signs:

Flank touching
  • Sensitive to touch including massage and brushing.
  • Nosing and biting at their flank area.
  • Biting, snapping when saddled up especially when girthed up.
  • Unwilling to perform.
  • Resistance to leg aids
  • Tail swishing and head high posture.
  • Kicking out and or bucking
  • Spooky behaviour
  • Dullness in the coat
  • Low Body Condition Score

Treatment of Gastric Ulcers (Consult your Vet)

A combination of medication, adjustments to the feeding regime, addition of supplements, and management changes are needed to successfully treat gastric ulcers and prevent them from returning. 

Management changes:

Natural grazing is recommended and beneficial for your horse’s health. Ad lib grazing reduces stress and also aids in buffering the level of gastric acid in the stomach. Keep your horse out on pasture during the day as long as possible.

During travelling the horse may benefit from a haynet as this will reduce the production of acid in the stomach. Feeding an equine supplement such as Ponease Australia ULC FX or Maintenace before travel may protect the stomach lining from acid splash.

Changes in feeding:

Reduce the daily amount of high-grain feed and substitute it with good-quality hay.

Try to feed smaller amounts more frequently instead of giving large amounts at a time.

A small amount of feed high in roughage is recommended 1 to 2 hours before exercise. This is considered to protect the stomach by building a fiber layer over the mucosa. Feeding an Ulcer supplement such as Ponease Australia ULC Maintenance may have the same effect.

Offer plenty of fresh and clean water at all times.

Non-Medical Natural Ulcer Supplements

Adding Ponease Australia ULC Fx to their morning feed for 6weeks has been very successful for many horses. ULC Fx 15 mins before the main feed is thought to line the mucosal lining and protect the lesions from the digestive fluids including digestive acids.  As well as limiting irritation directly to the lesion, the natural herbs may allow the lesions to settle naturally.

Research suggests Equine Gastric Ulcers heal around 4 to 6 weeks.

Ongoing maintenance is required to manage the recurrence of the lesions.

Treating the lesion is necessary but managing the cause with maintenance treatment is also necessary.

One of the most successful gut maintenance supplements on the market is ULC Maintenance.

A small amount fed daily in the morning, or before travel or before competition has been a game changer for horse owners around the world.

To buy Ponease ULC FX use this link,  Buy ULC FX

To buy Ponease ULC maintenance use this link, BUY ULC Maintenance.

The list of praise is building here in Australia, following the success and reviews around the world

Follow this link to read reviews from users globally.  

Read two of many reviews from  Aussie owners posted on Facebook. And many more to come as time in Australia produces more results.

1. Love this stuff! Huge difference with my boy! We use the Calmer now, and it’s like having a dream horse. It used to be a nightmare transporting him anywhere, but now no problem at all getting in and out of the box.

2. I am once again here to praise this product! We had a jumping horse who had no ulcers, but always seemed to be “off or backwards”. This horse had the potential to be top-notch, but his attitude was honestly terrible. After using Ponease Ulc fix on another horse and seeing clear results (he’s now on Ulc maintenance to keep the ulcers away), we decided to try the Ulc maintenance on this horse as well. The difference has been astounding.

We started giving it to him before every ride, and if he wasn’t being ridden, we would give it before his evening meal. This has completely transformed him. He is no longer uptight, difficult, or resistant. We even took him to a show and he performed better than we could have hoped for. I am now optimistic about this horse’s promising future. If your horse feels off, it could be due to acid splashes bothering them while riding. Despite giving him hay and chaff before riding, this product has made all the difference for him.

Please please please listen to your horses I did and now I’ve extremely happy horses.

Ponease Australia Products only available online at Applied Posture Riding

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