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Echinacea: an aid on fighting infections in horses

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 studies, Echinacea has proved useful both in tissue regeneration and as an anti-inflammatory, at least in studies on humans. Echinacea...

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Four Types of Horse Allergic Reactions

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 eczema which causes the horse to scratch, bite themselves, and rub up against things to try and get relief.  This...

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Raising Miniature Horses

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 a curious and intelligent breed They are not dwarves or runts, but rather well-proportioned miniature horses They are tough horses...

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Kidney Failure in Dogs

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 passing it through urine The kidneys should balance the water, salts, and acids in the canine’s body Help keep the...

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