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Useful Herbs to Combat Colds & Viruses

Autumn and winter can be a miserable time when there are colds and viruses circulating freely amongst our horses. Herbs can be a wonderful natural remedy for such situations and prevention is a great place to start.

UVEX - protecting people:

German company Uvex are leaders in helmet innovation and protection. They use only the highest quality products, which meet the highest safety standards. They have been doing this for over 80 years. You will find Uvex helmets at top place on the winner’s podium in motorsport, cycling, skiing and equestrian sports.

The Older Horse and Pony

The average horse lives to be approximately 20 years of age, although many ponies and a few horses live for 30 years. Older horses and ponies need a little extra care to ensure that they remain healthy and happy.

Mud Fever - What is it?

Mud Fever, also known as greasy heel or dermatophilosis, is a skin infection caused by Dermatophilous congolensis – a micro-organism that is best described as a cross between a bacteria and a fungus. The organism is a normal inhabitant of the skin of horses. For an infection to occur, two predisposing factors must be present:

Echinacea - Use for Horses by Kate Fraser

Echinacea is probably one of the most commonly used medicinal herbs and the name will be familiar to most readers. A quick check via a common search engine on the internet gave me 1,460,000 results for its use with horses with the preparations being a mix of dried herb powdered and mixed with feed to [...]