Equine Herbs

 

Agnus Castus

Chaste Tree Berries also known as Monk's Pepper are well documented for the support of mare’s hormonal cycles and to calm the mare’s behaviour prior to its “season". Mares exhibiting performance problems during estrus have also benefited. Cushing's - Chaste Tree Berries provide nutritional support to the pituitary gland and whole endocrine system working alongside the body in its self-regulation. For animal use only, do not give to mares in foal. 


 

  Feed up to 15gms per day.
Aniseed 

For healthy digestion and respiration in all horses. Aniseed also supports the hormonal cycles in mares. It is reported that Aniseed has been used successfully to treat poor appetite and digestive disorders like colic. Aniseed has expectorant properties and is often recommended for horses with chronic coughs. Aniseed also has estrogenic activity and can be used to help normalize estrus in mares. Supports easy breathing and healthy sinuses. It adds a liquorice like flavour and smell to feed. Supports digestive health & regular bowel movements. Supports mares needing support with producing good quantities of milk. It also supports skin health and wound healing.


 

  Feed 20gms to 40gms per day.
Biotin

Biotin is an important vitamin to help improve and maintain hoof condition. Biotin is necessary for the proper functioning of enzymes to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Like all B vitamins, it is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning the body does not store it. Horses are not able to retain biotin in their body therefore daily use is essential. Cod Liver Oil  is one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and contains relatively high amounts of vitamin A and vitamin D.


 

  Feed 5-30gms per day.
Biotin Extra

For Bone, Skin and Hoof this contains Biotin, Cod Liver Oil, Limestone Flour and Zinc. Biotin is an important vitamin to help improve and maintain hoof condition. Biotin is necessary for the proper functioning of enzymes to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Like all B vitamins, it is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning the body does not store it. Horses are therefore not able to retain biotin in their body therefore daily use is essential. Cod Liver Oil is one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and contains relatively high amounts of vitamin A and vitamin D. Limestone Flour is a rich source of calcium designed to supplement bone growth requirements. Zinc is important in bone development, healthy hooves and coat.


 

  Feed ponies 25gms and horses 50gms per day.
Brewers Yeast

A natural feed balancer providing amino acids and B vitamins. Yeast is an excellent supplement for poor-doers to assist with improving condition in combination with exercise. Yeast can also be beneficial for those recovering from periods of immune-suppression, to help with weight gain or as a calmer when facing difficult situations


 

  Feed ponies 10-20gms and horses 15-30 gms daily
Boswellia

Boswellia Powder is sometimes referred to Boswellia serrarta as is obtained from the gum resin of the Boswellia serrarta tree. Also known as frankincense is useful for joints, movement and mobility and the musculoskeletal system in general. Even with long term use it is not thought to have long term implication or side effects. Boswellia is relatively gentle on the gastrointestinal track and in fact is often used to aid digestion and provide colonic support. Boswellia powder acts as a natural anti-inflammatory for horses.


 

  Dosage Ponies 10gm twice daily
Dosage Horses 15gm twice daily
Dosage Horses over 700kg 20gm twice daily
Burdock Root

Ideal for blood disorders. It supports liver and kidney function Its action helps with skin conditions such as eczema or dry scurfy skin.


 

  Dosage Horses 15gm twice daily
Celery Seed

For healthy digestion and stiffness. Acting on the digestive system Celery Seed provides an internal warming effect. It is useful for horses that have become ‘run down’ as a result of transportation, overwork and exposure to cold. Celery Seed is often used to relieve joint stiffness and can be good following a hard workout or for horses with rheumatism and arthritis.


 

  Dosage Horses over 700kg 20gm twice daily
Chamomile Flower

Used as a calmer for horses. Chamomile if often used as a sedative for horses that are highly strung due to nervousness and stress. For animal use only, do not give to mares in foal


 

  Feed up to 25gms per day.
Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a natural, organically-grown horse supplement used for providing essentials omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Chia seeds are easy to feed, easy to digest and most importantly great for your horse.


 

  Feed up to 60gms per day.
Cinnamon

Supports balanced blood glucose levels. Supports healthy digestion. For horses who need metabolic support. For obese horses and ponies on weight loss programmes. Palatability Aid. Ideal as a winter-warmer


 

  Feed 5gms-10gms per day.
Clivers

Aid for urinary infections such as cystitis and enlarged lymph glands. It can be used for any soft swelling and fluid retention. Being mildly diuretic, it is good for windgalls or filled legs.


 

  Feed 20-30gms per day.
Clivers & Marigold

 This blend is rich in sulphur it has excellent blood cleansing properties. It is calming for fretful horses and also acts as a digestive calmer. Calendula is widely used for skin, gastric and urinary complaints. Clivers an aid for urinary infections such as cystitis and enlarged lymph glands. It can be used for any soft swelling and fluid retention. Being mildly diuretic, it is good for windgalls or filled legs.


 

  Feed 30gms daily.
Comfrey

For natural nutritional maintenance of a healthy skeletal system. Comfrey has been known through the years as a medicinal plant, as a source of vitamin B12 and protein. In medieval medicine comfrey is often mentioned as one of the main herbs for treating fractures which is why it got the name “knit bone”. Comfrey leaf is also known for treating muscle cramping, fatigue and general weakness. Do not feed to mares in foal or with other Comfrey products


 

  Feed 20gms per day.
Dandelion

For the nutritional maintenance of the horses hepatic system. Dandelion is diuretic as well as a rich source of potassium, magnesium, calcium and vitamins A, C, D and B complex. Dandelions will help cleanse the blood in horses after exercise and provide needed levels of potassium, magnesium and calcium during exercise. For animal uses only, do not give to mares in foal.


 

  Feed 30gms per day.
Devils Claw

For the nutritional maintenance of the musculo-skeletal system and the inflammatory response. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects have been reported to be equal to cortisone and phenylbutazone. For animal use only, do not give to mares in foal.


 

  Feed up to 16gms per day.
Echinacea

Most well-known for its action in strengthening the immune system. Echinacea is a very effective immuno-stimulant. It provides antiviral, antibacterial and wound healing properties. Echinacea has proven to be highly effective as a prophylactic against infection in horses that are constantly exposed to viruses and bacterial agents. For animal use only, do not give to mares in foal.


 

  Feed 12 -20gms per day.
Fennel Seed Offers support for mares from the last month of pregnancy onwards to aid the quantity and quality of milk. Horses with digestive comfort. Horses with griping .Horses that need an appetite stimulant.
  Feed 20gms-40gms per day 
Fenugreek Offers support for mares as its chemicals mimic the female sex hormone estrogen. It helps the horse’s digestive system and can support alongside feed to build up underweight horses as an appetite stimulant.
  Feed up to 25gms per day.
Garlic An important source of sulphur supporting the respiratory and digestive systems protects from infections, parasites and flies.
  Introduce gradually. Feed 15 - 30gms per day.
Garlic & Seaweed Human Grade Garlic with Seaweed supports arthritic or rheumatic condition, respiratory infections and provides a boost to the immunity system. Contains:  Vitamins A, B1, C, E and K, with Magnesium, Iron, Sodium, Essential Amino Acids, Calcium, Selenium, Sulphur and Methylsulfonylmethane.
  Feed 20gms per day.
Hawthorn berries Hawthorn berries are a good digestive aid. Horses will readily seek out and eat this hedgerow plant if available in the field. Nutritionally supports increased stamina, normal circulation, horses prone to laminitis, navicular syndrome, rheumatism, tying up and slow digestion. Hawthorn is high in iron and contains 19 different flavonoids.
  Feed 10-15gms per day.
Magnesium Oxide 93% Magnesium is a useful supplement to help your horse remain calm and has some merits in slowing the absorption of sugars in the digestive system. It is vital for the nervous and muscular system to work correctly.  Often over weight horses have a lower magnesium level as do native breeds. During periods of stress there is an elevated need for magnesium and there is evidence of helping to combat fat deposition.
  Feed 2gm per 100kg of body weight. Guide pony 6-8gms horse 8-12gms.
Marigold Flowers (Calendula) Rich in sulphur it has excellent blood cleansing properties. It is calming for fretful horses and also acts as a digestive calmer. Calendula is widely used for skin, gastric and urinary complaints.
  Feed 15-20g per day.
Milk Thistle To nutritionally support and maintain liver function. It provides the liver protection via the stimulation of detoxification. It is also used for regeneration of damaged liver tissue and protection against toxins and disease. This herb is rich in anti-oxidants. For animal use only, do not give to mares in foal.
  Feed 20-25gms per day.
Mint For a healthy digestive system and to increase appetite. Mint contains flavonoids that act to relax the digestive tract. Horses find the aroma of mint soothing to their limbic system it is relaxing.
  Feed up to 35gms per day.
Nettle For the nutritional maintenance of a healthy skin and coat. This herb contains high levels of vitamins and minerals essential for a healthy skin and coat. Nettles are primarily diuretic and blood cleansing therefore often used for laminitis and arthritis to clear congestion. It is also excellent for horses competing in very strenuous or power demanding activities. For animal use only, do not give to mares in foal.
  Feed 25gms per day.
Psyllium husk Helps remove toxins, bacteria and undigested material from the digestive tract. Beneficial for horses grazing on sandy soil as it helps remove sand, grit and dirt from the gut helping to avoid sand colic. HORSES MUST HAVE FREE ACCESS TO WATER WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT
  Feed ponies 5gms per day, horses 10gms per day.
Raspberry Leaf It is astringent acting as a tonic it strengthens and tones uterine muscles and helps encourage cleansing and toning of the uterus during and after foaling.
  Feed approximately 30gms per day.
Rosehips For healthy hoof growth and as a source of vitamin C. Rosehips are a source of natural biotin, vitamin C and other nutrients which promote healthy hoof growth. Due to the high vitamin C content Rosehips are often used when bringing a horse back from illness or infection.
  Feed 30gms per day
Seaweed For a healthy musculo-skeletal system. Seaweed is a rich source of trace minerals that aid in cartilage and connective tissue formation. It is generally recommended for growing and performance horses. The trace mineral composition of Seaweed helps the horse increase its anti-oxidation activity during and after exercise. For animal use only, do not give to mares in foal.
  Feed up to 25gms per day.
Spearmint and Garlic Human Grade Garlic with Spearmint Supports everyday general health. It will optimise supporting respiratory and immune systems. Maintain appetite and healthy digestion.
  Feed 20-30gms per day.
Summer Shine Winter Glow All Year Round vitamin and mineral supplement. Herbs:  With Linseed base containing Fenugreek, Seaweed, Garlic and Spearmint.
  Feed ponies up to 70gms per day feed horses up to 140g per day.
Contains: Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Boron, Copper, Cobalt, Iodine, Selenium, Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Iron, Essential oils, Thiamine, Folic acid, Silicon, Sodium, Antioxidant flavonoids, Acetic Acid, Beta Carotine, Beta Sitosterol, Ethanol, Methanol, Niacin, Potassium.

 

 
Super Skin Carefully balanced combination of natural ingredients which ensure tiptop condition of coat and skin.  It is particularly useful to those prone to the itchy / scratchy syndrome or common lumps or bumps on the skins surface.  It can be fed on an ongoing basis or for a few months at a time as and when is required. Herbs contained in a Linseed base, Garlic, Seaweed, Clivers, Marigold Flowers (Calendula) and Burdock Root.
  Feed Ponies 40g per day feed horses 60g per day.
Thyme It has a wide variety of herbal uses but most often used to relieve the respiratory system. In addition to respiration Thyme is also used as a calmer and a condition pick me up for old, tired or show horses. For animal use only, do not give to mares in foal.
  Feed 25gms per day.
Turmeric CURCURMIN 5% active ingredient. Turmeric is derived from the underground stems of the plant Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family. It has the familiar yellow colour of Indian curry and American mustard. It has been shown to have dramatic health benefits one being a reduction in the inflammatory pathways found in horses suffering from osteoarthritis and has been found to keep joints supple in older horses. It is used to treat dermatitis and itchiness in horses, arthritis in both dogs and horses, irritable bowel disease, and an increased athletic ability and general improvement in the overall health of the Horse Turmeric is a powerful anti-oxidant, pain reliever, anti-viral and anti-bacterial spice. Supports the liver is effective in the case of arthritis and the inhibition of tumors.
  Mix 1 tablespoon Turmeric with cracked black pepper and oil (linseed, coconut, soya) before mixing into feed
Valerian Root Horses that typically benefit from the use of Valerian are often those who react in nervous or stressful situations by tensing up their muscles and almost become “rigid” with fear. Even in what we might term less stressful situations some horses don’t relax their muscles well. Valerian can relax those tense muscles by addressing the nervous system. Valerian root can help relieve restlessness and nervousness whilst not affecting performance.Valerian is listed as a Controlled Medication in the FEI’s Prohibited Substances Database.Do not feed to pregnant mares
  Introduce gradually
 Recommended daily dose.
Ponies 10g • Horses 15g
Veteran Supplement As a general supplement for the older horse. To make a visible difference to condition coat shine and to ease stiffness. It supports circulation, helps prevent filled legs. It supports the digestive system and provides a boost of extra vitamins and minerals. Contains in a Linseed base Fenugreek, Meadowsweet, Clivers, Marigold, Hawthorn, Seaweed and Burdock.
  Feed horses 120gms a day. Ponies 60gms a day.