Reducing Your Horse’s Toxic Load

Casie

Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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7 Responses

  1. Claudia Garner says:

    Great article! Unfortunately there are also quite a few toxins in commercial feeds and the big hay growers now spray there hay fields with glyphosate just before harvesting to bring the hay in quicker and dryer, thus increasing production. The glyphosate stays on the hay.

  2. Wendy says:

    My horse has had severe reactions to fly bites in the past. She was swollen from half way up her belly to her hocks and had trouble walking. She required IV antihistamines and antibiotics. I started using calamine lotion to sooth the bites and discovered that the flies don’t bite when she has it on. Now I paint her bag area (wherever there is not much hair) every morning. I use a 2 inch paint brush and put the calamine lotion in a jar that fits the brush. I pain it on liberally. I also use it on her tail and it has stopped her rubbing her tail out. I haven’t had a problem in the 3 years I’ve been using it. We also make our own fly spray using many of the essential oils you suggested in your article.

  3. Barbara ODay says:

    I REFUSE to allow any chemicals to be sprayed on our property AT ALL!! Have had companies offer to spray to get rid of my beautiful dandelions but I tell them that I EAT THEM!! Love to see the look on their faces at that!! I really don’t eat them myself that often, but I know my horses do! Anyway, no chemicals at all for me!!

  4. Barbara ODay says:

    OH, and I only use nosodes for my horses… never vaccinations, only immunizations!!

  5. Elle says:

    Great article. Big pharma’s profits are always at the expense of our health and our animals’ health. Flea and tick pesticides that people smear on their pets’ skin poison their blood so when the flea or tick takes a drink, it dies. But is poisoning our pets’ blood a good idea?

    Vaccines have many more toxic adjuvants added to them than the list above. The vaccine industry has devolved into a dangerous-to-human-and-animal life prospect from what was originally meant for the good of the recipient.

    We need to find and use age old natural remedies and not look to big corporations to solve these issues. Homeopathic vets are our best bet unless a catastrophic emergency, where conventional vets may shine.

  6. Lynell Abbott says:

    Casie. I am so grateful for your posts. Particularly, the links that you provide are very helpful.
    I have been a long-time believer in staying as natural as possible when it comes to my equine friends. I always seem to find something new about keeping it natural when reading your articles. So thanks again. Looking forward to “seeing” you next time!

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