Treating horses naturally with herbs – General FAQs

How do I give my horse the herbal tonic?
How do I administer the eye wash for horses?
How do I apply the herbal ointment on my horse?
What information do you require to make a prescription herbal treatment for a horse?
Do you need a diagnosis from a Vet to make a prescription herbal treatment?
How long is a course of herbal treatment? How long does one bottle of herbal tonics last for?
Do you need a diagnosis from a Vet to make a prescription herbal treatment?
What is the recommended diet for a horse on herbal medicine?
How does my horse benefit from the Bach Flower Remedies in your herbal treatments?
Can your herbal treatments help my horse in fighting cancer?
Can I transition my horse off steroid and prescription drugs to herbal treatment?
What is your ointment base for topical herbal treatments?

How do I give my horse the herbal tonic?
It is easy to give horses herbal treatments. The herbal tonics are to be given 60 drops (2 squirts or 5-10ml) in water or diluted in water and used to dampen down feed or mash.

How do I apply the herbal ointment on my horse?
Ointments like the ones for skin cancers are applied directly on the cancer twice a day. The other, like the anti-parasitic spray are sprayed on after wetting down the area so that the herbs get through the water down to the horse’s skin level.

What information do you require to make a prescription herbal treatment for a horse?
The following questions are asked on the Checkout page and your answers will accompany your order:

  • Age or approximate age of the individual this treatment is for
  • Gender
  • Weight or approximate weight
  • Brief Summary of Current Symptoms
  • Approximate Date of Onset of the Medical Condition
  • Short Summary of Previous Health – Including Accidents and Episodes
  • Other Medicine being Taken at this Time
  • Emotional circumstances which may have also been involved in either the current or previous health episodes

Do you need a diagnosis from a Vet to make a prescription herbal treatment?
If your horse needs help with a particular condition, we recommend that you make sure he or she indeed has that condition before you order a particular herbal treatment. If however, you wish to treat your horse for general debility, or a chronic condition or very obvious symptoms, go ahead and place an order, completing it with any further information that might help us fine-tune the herbal tonic for your horse.
If you are not sure which herbal treatment on our website will suit your horse’s needs best, please proceed directly to order a prescription herbal treatment for your horse by giving us the information we need to make one.

How long is a course of herbal treatment? How long does one bottle of herbal tonics last for?
A herbal treatment usually should be given for 12 weeks, after which we recommend you get back to us with a progress report.

What is the recommended diet for a horse on herbal medicine?
Healthy horse diet NOs:
No GMO, No Soy (it interferes with your horse’s hormones, you do not want that!), No chemical preservatives

Health horse diet YESes:
Natural Grains – Hay, Grass, Oats (whole for horses in general, hulled for the young ones and equine senior citizens), Barley (it supports muscle tone among other things) and Corn (a good vibrant yellow non GMO type).

Horses really do not need grain unless their digestion is compromised, they have extremely low energy and vitality, or are doing substantial work. Older horses in winter may need grain supplementation combined with rugging which conserves body heat and energy so the horse won’t need to eat to keep warm.

Check that your horses have sufficient fiber to maintain a healthy balanced digestive tract. Meadow hay (grassy hay, pasture hay) does a good job, while Lucerne hay is required only when the horse is on the lean side and could do with a little gain in fat.

Planting herbs around where horses can munch on them at will is a great idea, as is a divided tray somewhere indoors with dried herbs for them to pick at if they feel like it.

Developing self-healing instinct in feeding in your horses is a great way to keep em healthy and strong.

How does my horse benefit from the Bach Flower Remedies in your herbal treatments?
Horses like all other animals are affected by their experiences and form habits in dealing with stressful situations. In nearly all cases, supporting the horse in dealing with stress and changing stress-based behavior helps healing from physical conditions as well as preventing relapse.
The Bach Flower remedies are dilutions from flowers that have been known to support people and animals in recovering from trauma, emotional crises and changes of life or situation. They’ve been used in combination with herbal extracts for decades now. Your horse’s herbal treatment with Bach flower remedies that are specific to your horse’s emotional needs.
Read More: How Bach Flower remedies support natural healing in horses >>

Can your herbal treatments help my horse in fighting cancer?
YES. Read more about treating cancer in horses with herbal medicine.

Can I transition my horse off steroid and prescription drugs to herbal treatment?
After the first 8 weeks taking both herbal treatments and steroids, the steroid doses could be reduced by 25%, and after 2 more weeks a further 25% and after a month another 25%m and so on depending on the response.

Should you have a holistically inclined Vet who has helped others transition off steroids and other prescription drugs before, they might have helpful advice as well.

What is your ointment base for topical herbal treatments?

Carica Papaya is in Paw Paw Ointment used to carry herbal treatments.
Carica Papaya contains the powerful enzyme Papain.
All our topical herbal treatments from skin healing, to skin allergies and cancers have a legendary ointment base called Papaw Ointment, Paw Paw Ointment or PauPau Ointment. This iconic Aussie ointment made with 39% fermented fruit of the Carica Papaya grown in Queensland and made according to the recipe invented by Thomas Pennington Lucas in the early 1900s, who used it as a super-medicine for almost everything both internally and externally (so your horse can lick it all he or she wants without a problem).

Lucas’s original recipe uses gum of Peruvian Balsam for a mild perfume, food grade petroleum jelly as a preservative.

The powerful enzyme Papain found only in Papaya breaks down protein and applied externally is an agent of radical healing change on its own. Combined with other infection fighting, skin conditioning, cancer fighting herbs, each of our ointments is a force to be reckoned with.

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