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Chia Seed

A fuss free alternative rich source of Omega 3 to linseed, with the …

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Does long term Devil’s Claw usage in horses cause ulcers??

No, not necessarily. Devil’s Claw is a bitter herb, and its medicinal property as a “bitters” herb really can be a good thing, provided it’s used with understanding. Natural grazing is full of herbs with these bitter properties, and wild horses and herds living in a natural lifestyle are known for actively seeking out herbs with these “bitters’ properties. “Bitters” …

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Materia Medica

HERB FEEDING GUIDELINES When feeding dried herbal blends, a maximum daily dose of 30-50g is sufficient for a horse, and the dosage should be halved for ponies. For tinctures, a dose of 3ml 2-3x daily, or 5ml 2x daily is the absolute maximum dose for a horse. Again, dosage should be halved for ponies. If feeding the same type of …

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Herbal Support for Cushing’s Disease

Equine Cushing’s Disease (ECD) mostly affects mature horses, but can affect horses under the age of ten. Currently there are no cures for this disease, either conventional or herbal. However there are several support therapies available that can help to extend and improve the quality of life for ECD horses. Early detection, treatment and proper management is extremely advantageous, as …

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Herb Garden for Horses

We are often contacted by owners asking about the feasibility of growing a mixed pasture of grasses and herbs in their horses’ paddocks. It’s a great idea, as it increases nutritional variety and it’s true that horses seek out specific medicinal herbs when needed. It can be tricky to accomplish in the dry Southern African climate though, and the fast-growing …

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A Complete Equine Herbal Treatment Approach for Longterm Relief of Gastric Ulcers

  Gastric ulcers are widely recognized as a common issue for competitive horses. Studies have shown that over 80% of performance horses are affected by this condition. Some horses cope remarkably well despite them, but for others the situation can deteriorate until the horse shows related symptoms, including weight loss, decreased appetite, lacklustre performance, general irritability and restlessness and sometimes …

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Herbs for Dapples and Lustrous Coats

 Outward appearance is a good indication of the state of health on the inside. Not only does feeding herbs have the distinct advantage of supporting and nourishing the organ systems and internal tissues. Your horse will gleam externally with health also.   Many herbs are rich in a variety of easily metabolized, food form nutrients which are essential for a …

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African Horse Sickness (AHS), Encephalosis (EEV) & West Nile Virus (WNV)

The most important thing to remember in preparing your horse to best cope with viruses (including AHS, EEV and WNV) is to remember that the strength of your horse’s immune system and overall strength of physiology is largely dependent on what you put into your horse for 365 days of year, and not just the supplement you boost them with …

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