Monday, September 27

Herbs and nutrients may help calm your horse’s allergies

Allergies are a common complaint, especially during the warmer months. The typical treatment involves antihistamines or steroids. And these drugs often give good results.

In fact, I would likely do the same for my horses if they were suffering. Allergies are miserable! Coughing, runny eyes and nose, incessant itching – the torment is tough to watch, and you want a solution, fast!

But these drugs do not cure anything. They simply help the symptoms. Why not, instead, try to improve the diet so your horse’s allergies subside – perhaps at first, in addition to the medications you are using. Over time, your horse may respond so favorably, that drugs are no longer needed.

Why does your horse have allergies in the first place?

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