After a bushfire – when your horse has inhaled too much smoke

When it comes to using herbs to support your horse after smoke inhalation, one simple approach is to use herbs that support the respiratory and nervous systems to wet down feed with a delicious, soothing herbal tea. Continue reading After a bushfire – when your horse has inhaled too much smoke

Were our horses drug addicts?

Reading Veterinary texts from the late 1880’s and early 1900’s there began to be a theme. Veterinarians of that time relied heavily on the use of narcotics. Opium in several forms and Cannabis were prescribed for common ailments. Many texts refer to both opium and cannabis when dealing with illness with the domestic animal. After reading up on the prescription of these drugs, I began to wonder how a pet or working animal would have reacted in this time. Drugs can affect the pet or working animal on many levels, and possibly the reliance on drugs such as opium and … Continue reading Were our horses drug addicts?