It is interesting to note, with the Derby having just passed and Ascot about to begin, how homeopathy has been used in the treatment of injuries and the general well-being of racehorses for several decades. I
n fact the idea of using homeopathy, as a treatment for animals - termed veterinary homeopathy, dates back to the inception of homeopathy when Hahnemann, the founder of Homeopathy, wrote and spoke of the use of homeopathy in animals other than humans.
The owners and trainers of horses have found this natural system of medicine hugely benefits the racehorse as it treats the totality of the animal, stimulating the body’s healing process whilst having no side effects or withdrawal symptoms.
It is believed that homeopathic remedies can help horses with physical, mental, and emotional
conditions and because the Horses, and their relationship with homeopathy remedies come in tiny pills or drops, they are extremely easy to administer.
There are a number of homeopathic remedies for horses but some of the most common ones available include:
Arnica helps with wound, tendon, and sprain injuries.
Aconite can help with laminitis and gastric ulcers
Arsenicum can help with colic and indigestion
Thuja helps with skin conditions such as warts, rain rot, and swelling from vaccinations
For more information on treating animals through homeopathy, please visit the Faculty of Homeopaths or the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons website.