West Nile Virus Herbal Support

Herbs and west nile vrus

EPM Support

herbs for race stress

Herbs for digestive support

Respiratory Herbs

 

Herbal Programs for the Equine

 

COMBATING MOSQUITOES
& WEST NILE VIRUS

HERBAL SUPPORT

If your horse gets West Nile, we offer some herbal compounds that help stimulate the immune system.

1.   EQUINE MAINTENANCE
"Garlic N Roses" is excellent.  It builds the immune system, increases the circulation, builds cardiovascular health, encourages the appetite, especially for the older horses, or horses under race stress, is a preventative for West Nile and EPM.  This formula is also mildly anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory.  It works as a bug repellent, especially with cider vinegar added to the daily diet or in the mixture. Because it increases the circulation to the extremities, this formula is very good for hoof growth. After a horse has been on it for several months,. a noticeable change in the quality of the hoof can be observed: the hoof is stronger and growth is new and healthy.  This formula can also have seaweed added to it (Garlic N Roses with Seaweed) for extra benefits and nutrients from the rich mineral and vitamin content of Dulse and Bladderwrack.  Please not there are many variations on this formula, including             Equi-Shield, which people are using as a preventative for West Nile and also prior to vaccination to build immunities so the side effects are minimized. 
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2. HIGH PERFORMANCE
A formula that has been used very successfully is "Thumper". It has a huge amount of herbal nutrients in it that are readily available to the herbivore and especially to the competitive horse. this formula was designed to encourage maximum digestion and utilization of plants for performance horses that may be experiencing stress, overwork, attitude problems due to stress, lethargy, depletion of electrolytes, muscle cramping (which can lead to higher incidences of injury), stomach and digestive problems.  Many of the electrolytes out there today are full of components that actually cause the horse to have ulcers or an upset stomach.  Thumper delivers the nutrients, while at the same time acting as a natural buffer to the gut.  This formula builds bone and muscle and has been used very successfully by race and endurance horses.  The horses have done very well in most instances and a noticeable difference is seen in the level of performance achieved.  There are also variations on this formula: Arms Length has a similar action, focusing more on digestion, while Thumper is more nutrient, and absorptIve. This formula acts like a natural steroid, without the negative effects of synthesized steroids.  

Some of the formulas can be focused to have more of the qualities of herbs that are adaptogens, some formulas can be geared to the fillies and mares, or the the geldings and colts, or some can be used by all.   Another formula (we have over 200, designed for performance horses) is "Run For Your Life".  It is an herbal Clembuterol.  It is, and has been, used extensively on race and show horses for breathing and bleeding problems.  This formula encourages the oxygen exchange from the lungs to the blood to be more efficient.  It is excellent and does not test even at the highest levels of competition worldwide.  

Our "Essence of Peace" has been very adequate at calming horses prior to a stressful event or competition.  The qualities are feeding the nervous system, calming the stomach and as a mild heart tonic to buffer the effects of excess amounts of adrenaline, and overwork of the liver.  This formula is for each event, but may be used daily with no side effects.

 

Oh,  and last but not least, let's not forget the humans.

 

With West Nile Virus back in the news, everyone's looking for remedies.  But first you need to minimize you and your horse's attraction to the varmints.  

OK, mosquitoes...prepare to be repelled!!!!! 

Use Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets...Best thing ever used in Louisiana.. just wipe on & go...Great for Babies 

Bob, a fisherman, takes one vitamin B-1 tablet a day April through October . He said it works. He was right. Hasn't had a mosquito bite in 33 years. Try it. Everyone he has talked into trying it works on them. Vitamin B-1( Thiamine Hydrochloride 100 mg.)

If you eat bananas,  the mosquitoes like you, - something about the banana oil
as your body processes it.  Stop eating bananas for the summer and the mosquitoes
will be much less interested  

This is going to floor you, but one of the best insect repellents someone found (who is in the woods every day), is Vick's Vaporub. 

Plant marigolds around the yard, the flowers give off a smell that bugs do not like, 
so plant some in that garden also to help ward off bugs without using insecticides. 

"Tough guy" Marines who spend a great deal of time "camping out" say that the very best mosquito repellant you can use is Avon Skin-So-Soft bath oil mixed about half and half with alcohol.

One of the best natural insect repellants that I've discovered is made from the clear real vanilla. This is the pure vanilla that is sold in Mexico. It works great for mosquitoes and ticks.
don't know about other insects.

When all else fails--get a frog.