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Horse allergies – natural remedies that work
Mar 08

Horse allergies – natural remedies that work

Posted by Jackie Rive on

Horses – constantly surrounded by grass, dust, pollens, and mould – can be subject to symptoms of hay fever, too. How can you safely help horse allergy symptoms? The natural way, of course! We’ve sourced our favourite and most effective natural remedies and herbs for horses with allergies.

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Four naturally calming herbs for dogs
Feb 08

Four naturally calming herbs for dogs

Posted by Jackie Rive on

Anxious, nervy or excitable dog?Specific herbs are brilliant for calming your nervous dog, providing a natural and safe alternative to pharmaceutical meds and their nasty side effects. Using herbs for dogs is a mild, non-addictive and cost effective way for calming your dog – especially as they don’t require a vet visit and prescription.

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How to treat horse mood swings naturally
Jan 23

How to treat horse mood swings naturally

Posted by Jackie Rive on

Just like humans, horses have their fair share of mood swings. Some days they are affectionate and eager to trek, and other days they wake up with their ears pinned, grinding their teeth. Fortunately, there are natural aids to placate those highs and lows. Nature has provided us with a wealth of herbs that can relax and nurture the nervous system and help calm the horse. This will allow our beloved companions to heal and strengthen.

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Echinacea: an aid on fighting infections in horses
Dec 15

Echinacea: an aid on fighting infections in horses

Posted by Bold apps on

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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