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Common Problems

You know when they use the word syndrome that the causes or nature of the 'syndrome' are poorly misunderstood or not at all. This is one of the most common problems to be found in horses particular sport horses and is often deemed untreatable. They have even devised a test ranging from 1 to 5 in severity such that a horse with a score of 5 is deemed untreatable. We have treated horses with a score of 5 which have gone on to become international champions. Navicular Syndrome is a SYMPTOM but the CAUSE is almost always (99.9% of the time) in the shoulder above. Because the shoulder is not working properly, too much pressure comes on the tissues below and where there has been wear and tear causes pain. Sort the muscles out and the navicular pain ˜miraculously" disappears too. Muscular problems require treating with our Samsara Oil and a process of rehabilitation and retraining. Call us for more information..

 

Infectious inflammation of the mucous membranes in the gullet. Call vet urgently in acute cases where there is fever.

In chronic cases with no fever keep the normal daily routine. Purulent fluid from the nose. Glands in the throat are swollen (about as long as a finger, thick hard lumps on the lower jaw, which can be felt from the outside.

“Vorarlberg Pferedepulver” is very effective for this. 1 to 2 tablespoons with each meal.

In persistent cases, put a solution of chamomile and eucalyptus oil, and a few tablespoons of chamomile flowers into boiling water. Put a sack over the head of the horse hanging over a bucket so the horse can breathe it in. Is best prevented by regular does of Biroca-406 Ursonne.

 

 

In nursing foals give chamomile tea! In older horses do bowel cleaning (see Bowel Cleansing). Then treat with Ruhrex (1 ½ to 2 tablespoons). Reduce amount of feed (only give hay), reduce drinking water (up to 15 to 20 liters per day). Feed Biroca-Ursonne 406 regularly, which provides a good digestion and solid stools. In chronic diarrhoea often just Biroca-Ursonne is sufficient.

 

 

Look for the causes! It is very often due to internal parasites. Have the droppings analysed. Biroca Ursonne-406 activates the digestive system and ensures that all nutrients are utilised by the body to best advantage.

Heaves or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Shortness of breath)

Laboured breathing, coughing, often there is a "pit" behind the curvature of the ribs. Often due to overwork, especially in untrained horses. Box rest! Gentle exercise in the meadow. Give easily digestible food. "Vorarlberg Pferdepulver" is a great help! Give 2 tablespoons at each meal. Healing takes at least 6 weeks.

 

Samsara Equitation Equine Rehab Centre - nr. Whitney-on-Wye, HerefordSamsara Equitation Equine Rehab Centre - nr. Whitney-on-Wye, Hereford

 

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