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08 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What is echinacea?

Echinacea, whether it’s fed as a liquid or dried herb, can be added to the horse’s diet to help support the immune system. It can be fed when the immune system has been compromised, during times of stress, after veterinary treatment or to help maintain wellbeing and health. Research has also shown that echinacea can [...]

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15 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What is chaste tree berry?

Chaste Tree Berry

Chaste tree berry, also known as vitex agnus castus, is a herb that’s commonly associated with horses in need of hormonal support. For this reason, you’ll see it on the ingredients list of many hormonal or moody mare supplements, as well as supplements that support stallions and rigs with hormonal imbalance. That said, chaste tree [...]

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18 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

It’s all about liquorice  

Liquorice Root

Have you ever fed your horse liquorice root? The word liquorice might be associated with the black sweet treat, but in its herb form, liquorice can be fed to horses for a number of reasons, including supporting the respiratory tract, liver and body systems. If you’re looking at liquorice, then why not consider the products [...]

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16 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What is milk thistle?

Have you ever wondered what milk thistle is? Well, if you’re curious about this herb, this is the blog for you. Milk thistle, also known as silybum marianum, looks a lot like a ‘normal’ thistle, complete with purple flowers but, beneath its spiky exterior, there’s something pretty special. The milk thistle’s seeds are the part [...]

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