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
Date Published2007 Sep-Oct
KeywordsPilot Projects

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.