Efficacy of famotidine for the prevention of exercise-induced gastritis in racing Alaskan sled dogs.

TitleEfficacy of famotidine for the prevention of exercise-induced gastritis in racing Alaskan sled dogs.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsWilliamson KK, Willard MD, McKenzie EC, Royer CM, Payton ME, Davis MS
JournalJournal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Volume21
Issue5
Pagination924-7
Date Published2007 Sep-Oct
ISSN0891-6640
KeywordsAnimals, Dog Diseases, Dogs, Famotidine, Female, Gastritis, Gastroscopy, Histamine H2 Antagonists, Male, Physical Conditioning, Animal, Pilot Projects
Abstract

Omeprazole reduces the severity of exercise-induced gastritis but not the prevalence of gastric lesions in sled dogs. The frequent feeding of sled dogs during competition likely results in decreased absorption of omeprazole and, thereby, decreased efficacy.

Alternate JournalJ. Vet. Intern. Med.