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Echinacea: an aid on fighting infections in horses
Dec 15

Echinacea: an aid on fighting infections in horses

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Keeping the equine immune system healthy to help the horse fight off infection and disease is one particular area where herbal remedies, such as the Echinacea flowers, leaf and root have generated a lot of interest and support. The Echinacea is a plant endemic in North America, with purple or white flowers, which grows to approximately 3 feet tall. It is also known as coneflower for its conic-shaped flowers that make it a favorite ornamental plant and has been used for centuries for humans as a treatment for colds, flu, and general infections. The subject of more than 350 scientific...

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Four Types of Horse Allergic Reactions
Nov 07

Four Types of Horse Allergic Reactions

Posted by Rhonda Grice for Brookby Herbs on

Four Types of Horse Allergic Reactions Horse allergies are almost as common as human allergies and can be broken down into four categories.  With horses, it’s not always just a quick fix of giving them some antihistamines.  There is more you can do to help them feel comfortable and even prevent some of the horse allergic reactions by increasing their immune system beforehand. What Are the Four Types of Horse Allergic Reactions? Insect Bites are the most common of horse allergic reactions. Allergies from Culicoidges, known as the “Sweet Itch” is one of the main ones.  It causes problems like...

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Raising Miniature Horses
Oct 27

Raising Miniature Horses

Posted by Rhonda Grice for Brookby Herbs on

Raising Miniature Horses When people think of horses, they don’t usually think of miniature horses. However, the demand for them is certainly increasing.  One reason for the demand is they are soothing to have around children or individuals with handicaps, and they are easier to handle than grown horses for many people.  Most people raise miniature horses for show. While a miniature horse can be ridden if the person riding is less than 70 pounds, it’s not recommended.  There are risk increases due to the size of the animal and possibly rider experience. Interesting Facts about Miniature Horses They are...

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Kidney Failure in Dogs
Oct 18

Kidney Failure in Dogs

Posted by Rhonda Grice for Brookby Herbs on

Kidney Failure in Dogs   Kidney failure in dogs is more common than you may think and while it usually happens in older dogs, it can also happen is puppies and young dogs.  Renal failure can be a huge problem and knowing the signs and causes may help keep your dog on a healthy path. As dogs mature the kidneys are sometimes the first organ to wear out, and there are some things you can do to slow down or stop these processes which are easy and organic. Three Things the Kidneys are Responsible For Processing wastes like excess protein and...

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Understanding the Mare Horse Estrous Cycle
Oct 16

Understanding the Mare Horse Estrous Cycle

Posted by Rhonda Grice for Brookby Herbs on

Moody mares and their estrous cycle can be a trying time for both the mare and the owner.  Knowing the signs and how to treat these moods is imperative to having a healthy and happy horse.  Find out how you can help your mare through their horse estrous cycle.

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Strangles in Horses - What To Do
Sep 27

Strangles in Horses - What To Do

Posted by Rhonda Grice for Brookby Herbs on

Strangles in Horses – What To Do   Strangles in horses is more common than you would think and it’s a problem that can be deadly if not taken care of immediately!  This Streptococcus equi is a very contagious upper respiratory tract infection that causes the horses’ lymph nodes to swell.  This swelling is just the beginning of the problems to come. When this happens, it can compress against the pharynx, larynx, and even the tracheas.  Your horse then has their airway obstructed causing them to cough and have trouble breathing.  Once the horse has trouble swallowing or breathing they experience...

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