Homeopathic Products for Horses
For years, homeopathy has been considered an alternative therapy that can replace the usual chemicals and drugs we consume daily. You can find different homeopathic products currently on the market, even for different types of animals.
Horses are very sensitive and delicate beings despite their striking physical appearance. For this reason, many naturists believe in the possibility of offering these products to their horses in case of illness. Have you considered that option?
In this AnimalWised article we will give you all the details about homeopathy for horses with important information about Samuel Hahnemann, the man who invented homeopathy and used it on his own horse.
What is homeopathy for horses?
Veterinary homeopathy is not simply a treatment method parallel to what we humans use. Instead, homeopathy for horses uses products of its own, including strains, minerals and vegetable dilutions to create a natural recipe. Homeopathic products for horses do not cause any reactions or side effects, and are not toxic.
Of course, don't give your horse a homeopathic product if you're not sure if it's the right one. You should see a specialist beforehand, someone who knows the practice of this type of medicine and who can help with your horse's problems, including its diseases.
You must also know that the US Food and Drug Administration does not approve homeopathic products for veterinary use, and only qualified veterinary doctors can treat animals. While many vets do not endorse homeopathic products, you might find registered professional who subscribe to the Faculty of Homeopathy and will be able to help you.
Recommended homeopathic remedies for horses
We'll give you a basic list so you can discover the homeopathic possibilities that could treat your horse. Remember to consult a specialist and make sure that the product is suitable for your particular situation. Veterinary homeopaths can advise you best:
- Apis Mellifica: This remedy is suitable for allergic reactions and inflammation of your horse's skin.
- Cantharis: Especially good for urinary tract infections and cystitis, mainly in mares.
- Arnica Montana: Ideal for trauma.
- Ruta Graveolens: Tendon problems.
- Symphytum: Bone structure problems.
- Hypericum: Nerve pain, among other forms of pain.
- Phosphorus: Reduces the risk of bleeding before and after surgery.
- Ignatia, Arsenicum album, Belladonna or Stramonium: All these remedies could be used for cases of nervousness or anxiety, but a professional evaluation is necessary in order to see what remedy best fits your horse's mental state.
Homeopathy is sold in granules, pellets, drops and injections. For physical and temporary problems use a dose between 7 and 9 CH; for chronic or behavioral problems a 30 CH dilution is used.
To determine a treatment, the dosage and the duration, it is important to contact a homeopathic veterinary. As with chronic diseases, it is very important that this treatment is carried out on an individual basis.
This article is purely informative. AnimalWised does not have the authority to prescribe any veterinary treatment or create a diagnosis. We invite you to take your pet to the veterinarian if they are suffering from any condition or pain.
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