Dried Nettle for Horses


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

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4 Responses

  1. Vicki Pinner says:

    Have you ever heard of giving fish oil capsules to horses? There has been much discussion of the Omegas helping horses with RAO. I have a horse with it. I had been giving spirulina powder, but it alone has not helped much. (She only comes into the barn for her supplementary feed. She cannot eat dusty hay! So it is well soaked.) She gets into these coughing fits from time to time, and I thought the spirulina would help. (It may have helped sweet itch.) But now I read about the Omegas. She already is on ground flax, but I understand it loses its potency in a short time. If you give horses fish oil capsules, how much would you give? My dog takes 1 a day, and for 12 years old, she demonstrates none of the old age arthritis, etc. (I think I need to try.)

  2. Cindy Q says:

    Hi Casie, how much do you feed and is it once or twice a day? Would a tablespoon of cut dried nettle do?

    Further, I’ve seen on some bulk sites that they sell a powder form – have you tried powder?

    • Casie says:

      Hi Cindy–Recommendations for an average sized (450 kg) horse range from 15-30 g (1/3- 1 cup) per day. I have not tried the powdered form, but I’m sure that would work as well. I would just cut the dosage in half at least.

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