LICORICE

Licorice has an anti-inflammatory action similar to pharmaceutical steroids and is useful for treating allergic respiratory problems.  It is also useful when treating systemic skin problems, especially those of unknown origin that start with an itch and lead to constant rubbing and raw skin.

If you suspect your horse has stomach ulcers, fed with a small handful of feed prior to the main meal, which will prepare your horse’s inflamed stomach for what is about to be eaten.

Other actions are: soothing and protecting membranes, encouraging the passage of mucous up the bronchials, tonic, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic,  mild laxative, spasmolytic ,relieving coughing, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal.

Not to be fed over long periods or to pregnant mares.

Feed a few hours apart from other supplements.

LINSEED MEAL

Linseed Meal is one of the best feeds containing high concentrations of the beneficial fatty acids, Linolenic Acid, Omega 3 & Omega 6.  It’s great for the health of the digestive tract, ligaments and tendons, the immune system and prevention and treatment of arthritis.  In areas where soils are sandy, it is useful to help remove sand from the gut and prevent it from accumulating.

LINSEED OIL (Flaxseed)

Linseed Oil (Flaxseed) contains Omega 3 & 6, Linoleic Acid and high concentrations of beneficial fatty acids.  It is used in the prevention and treatment of arthritis and is good for the health of the immune system, digestive tract, ligaments and tendons.  Flaxseed may also be helpful in removing sand from the gut and preventing it from accumulating.

MARSHMALLOW

Marshmallow is soothing for the entire digestive tract and is beneficial for gastric complaints, such as ulcers, colitis, bloat and inflammation.  Its healing properties are also helpful for the urinary tract.

Feed a few hours apart from other supplements.

MEADOWSWEET

Meadowsweet is generally used to treat horses that have suffered chronic stomach complaints, it soothes the digestive system, reduces excessive acid and may help with rheumatic pain and scouring.

MOBILITY Plus

MOBILITY  Plus –  The combination of Green Lipped Mussel, Glucosamine, Shark Cartilage, MSM & Rosehips all help to reduce joint inflammation/pain, cartilage breakdown, the onset of navicular disease and acute laminitis. MOBILITY Plus is also beneficial for horses that suffer from sore muscles, weak tendons and ligaments, enabling them to be more comfortable and have increased mobility.
* Not for pregnant mares.

MSM (methylsulphonylmethane)

MSM  (methylsulphonylmethane) works extremely well for horses and all animals.  Horses suffering from Arthritis, inflamed joints and back pain will benefit from supplementing with MSM.  Other conditions such as early navicular disease, chronic muscle soreness, epiphysis’s, acute laminitis, pleuritis, recurring digestive tract disorder, hoof growth problems and hair & coat condition, have shown relief after the use of MSM.  Race horses have shown faster recovery when MSM has been added to their diet. Supplements can take up to six weeks to get into a horse’s system.

MSM is a source of bioavailable Sulphur with anti-inflammatory properties.  It may be useful in the treatment of joint problems, acute laminitis and early navicular disease.  Other conditions that may respond to MSM are: hoof growth problems and hair & coat condition.
Do not feed to pregnant mares.

NETTLES

Nettles are rich in iron and Vitamin C. They are valued by herbalists for their astringent action and their ability to support the circulation making them ideal for laminitis and arthritis. Other uses:  raise the red cell count, blood cleanser and conditioner. Encourages the dapples in animal’s coats.

PEPPERMINT

Peppermint may be used to tempt fussy eaters, those prone to colic as it eases flatulence.  It also helps to aid digestion, alleviate colds and general fevers.

PSYLLIUM

Psyllium is high in fibre and mucilage and when combined with water it swells to many times its original size, becoming slimy and gelatinous. Diarrhoea is inhibited via the absorption of excess moisture and bulking up of faeces, and constipation is alleviated by the softening of stool and the promotion of bowel movement by the extra volume.

For horses, psyllium husk’s ability to pick up sand and move it through the gut is particularly valuable in the prevention and/or treatment of sand colic. Periodic addition of psyllium to the feed is practised in some sandy soil areas.