Author: Casie

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Herbs for Horses

I first began learning about herbs for horses in Dr. Kellon’s equine nutrition courses, which I took as part of my equine acupressure program through Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute.  I shared in a recent post, that...

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Feeding the Older Horse

The following article is re-posted, with permission, from Getty Equine Nutrition.  It is written by Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Juliet Getty, PhD.  ‘The Healthy, Older Horse’ Meet Bugsy!  He is an Appendix Quarter Horse. When I rescued...

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Gastric Ulcers in Horses

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the stomach meridian is linked with the emotion of worry or anxiety.  So it’s no surprise that an overabundance of this type of emotion is connected with stomach (gastric) ulcers as well...

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Jiaogulan for Horses

I have begun using herbs more and more with my horses, and one that I have used (with success) is a Chinese herb called Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum).  Many people call it J-Herb, for short.  I wanted to share when...

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Heaves in Horses

Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), aka heaves, is an allergic and inflammatory lung disease in horses.  It’s similar to human asthma. Many people may not think of heaves as being all that dangerous, but my...

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Stretches for Horses

I know the importance of stretching before a workout from personal experience–as many of you might too.  After a couple of workout-related injuries (yep, it happens), I’m now sure to include stretching as a precursor...