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.
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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, 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 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 [...]