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Laminitis and Founder – recognising them and what to do image

One of the major concerns for horse owners, especially in Springtime, is laminitis and founder. If you can recognise the early signs and address the condition as quickly as possible, all the better for your horse. As an animal homeopath this is the most common ailment I successfully address for clients horses on a daily basis. Laminitis and founder are extremely painful conditions. If not addressed promptly, laminitis can result in rotation of the third phalanx (coffin bone) through the sole of the hoof. Inflammation occurs in the sensitive laminae in the horse’s hooves, restricting circulation in the hoof. Separation…


Feeding and Exercising a Horse with Laminitis image

Getting your horse or pony’s diet right with a case of laminitis is an essential part of their care and recovery. Here’s what you should be feeding: Grass or pasture hay – preferably older hay (low sugar – no clover or rye) that is not mouldy Wheaten chaff (small amount of Lucerne chaff or oaten chaff- for flavour), with no grain Copra meal (coconut) – soaked in warm water Minerals or mineral lick, but with no molasses Add dose of Belinda’s Custom Loose Lick for your area Vitamin C powder can also be added as a valuable supplement Suitable herbs,…


Natural Remedies and Care for a Horse with Laminitis or Founder image

Nelly recovering well after homeopathic remedies, farrier work and WS Loose Lick supplement. Nelly Before Homeopathic care – on vet drugs What you can do for your horse? There are a number of measures you can take and natural forms of care on offer for a horse or pony with laminitis. Laminitis can be effectively resolved and/or prevented with homeopathic remedies, as prescribed by an Animal Homeopath. Call me to get your consult form today! It is important to ensure you have your horse’s teeth checked by a qualified equine dentist on…


Tips and Instructions for using Belinda’s Custom Weather Shield Loose Lick image

Here are some tips and hints on how to get the most from your Weather Shield Loose Lick Custom Mix – so that you too can have a horse with a coat like this! We recommend you make your Loose Lick Custom Mix available as a free choice feed in the paddock or yard. Place one to two cups per horse in a self-draining tub. When wet, Loose Lick repels water as long as it can drain away. Top up the Loose Lick daily as required. Carry a small bucket or container with you when feeding or checking horses. Make…


Tips for new users of Weather Shield Loose Lick – Belinda’s Custom Mix image

Introduce your horse to Loose Lick Supplements by adding a handful to their daily feed, and make it available as an ad lib feed as well. Cut back the amount in their feed over two to three weeks until they choose it for themselves. Most horses will take to Loose Lick straight away. Some horses may consume a lot of Loose Lick in the first two to three weeks – they are making up for past deficiencies and their intake should level out. If your horse has been used to a block lick containing molasses, it may take a few…