Mint (Mentha piperita)
Mint is a carminative and anti-spasmodic which reduces excess flatulence and can help prevent gassy colics. As a colic preventative, mint can be introduced to the diet before making feed changes.
Mint is a very good anti-depressant – a great pick-me-up for rescue horses, horses that seem depressed after losing a companion or moving yards, or feeling a bit work weary towards the end of a tough competitive season. It perks them up and gives them a more positive outlook on life in general, without sending them over the top.
Not suitable for pregnant animals.
Horse: 15-20g/75-100ml daily
Pony: 7.5-10g/37.5-50ml daily