Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Horses and Homeopathy

Over the summer months, a number of equestrian events will take place across the country ranging from the Derby, Ascot and Badminton Horse Trials, to several polo matches and, of course, the Olympics, where horses will take part alongside their owners in three-day eventing, a gruelling combination of dressage, show-jumping and cross-country jumping.

Despite having an array of medical procedures at their disposal to treat an under performing, or an injured horse, over the years, owners and trainers have found homeopathy to be an effective and natural system of medicine. Homeopathy is of especial benefit to racehorses because it treats the animal’s symptoms as a totality and stimulates the body’s natural healing process, without having the risk of side effects or withdrawal symptoms.

Many horse owners have observed that homeopathic remedies can help horses with physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Furthermore, because the remedies are usually dispensed as tiny pills or drops, they are extremely easy to administer. There are a number of homeopathic remedies suitable for horses. Some of the most useful ones include:

Arnica helps with wounds, tendon and sprain injuries 
Aconite can help reduce stress following an injury 
Arsenicum can help with colic and indigestion
Thuja helps with skin condi- tions such as warts, rain rot, and swelling following vaccination

For more information about treating horses and other animals using homeopathy, please visit the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons website at:

This article was first published as part of Homeopathy Health Medicine - a free promotional newsletter that all homeopaths can use freely.

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