Herbs for Laminitis with IR/EMS/focus

The Spring Hoof I have been getting ‘many’ enquiries for laminitis support this last week – it must be that time of the year again. This article has been sitting in the draft folder and worth sharing now. Originally published Horse Deals September 2017 Laminitis is one issue many horse and pony owners have to be alert for with Spring. Nutritional support for a horse who suffers laminitis is vital. For the horse that is prone to laminitis, clivers is a useful daily supplement to improve the integrity of the hoof as it is one of the most nutritional herbs … Continue reading Herbs for Laminitis with IR/EMS/focus

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?