Q & A with Equine Herbalist, Rachel Kelly


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

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  1. jacquie leivers says:

    Good Morning,

    I am enquiring to see if you can help my mare in some way.

    I was looking at your website the other night as I want to know if this kind of herbal medicine will help my mare.
    She is a 16.2hh Warmblood, 13 yrs. old.
    Last year she came in from the field with a hard lump on the outside of her off side hock. She had x-rays and scans and found that she had to have an arthroscopically surgery in both of her hocks.
    She has been doing really well until 3 weeks ago where she started to go backwards in her Rehabilitation. Her flexion in her hocks are limited.
    I have had the vet out to see what is going off in her joints, where they said to me that she could go back to Newmarket Equine Hospital to have another operation but could come back worst but I would know what is happening in her hocks!
    The other options I have for her are steroid injections, which can cause a risk of laminitis. She is on 2 x Bute a day now.

    I really want to get her comfortable, she will never be ridden again but she is part of my family and I have had her from 6 months old, so as long as she is happy and in NO discomfort and pain she will remain a companion mare.

    I understand that you have many enquires about so many different situations, I’m wanting to know more about this kind of medicine and looking into doing a course to help me understand a lot more has there are so many different herbs for different situations.

    Also is there a lotion or liniment that you could recommend that I could apply to her hocks as well as putting herbs in her feed?

    Thank you very much for reading my mail, I would appreciate any advice given and hope you can help me help my mare.

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind Regards

    Jacquie Leivers.

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