March 10th, 2010
by Herb Lady · Filed Under: Herbs 4 Horses
There are several good herbs for horses that have suffered a sprain or strain to their legs.
This often happens after heavier than normal work, or as a result of being on rough ground.
Firstly, hose down your horse’s legs with cold water to take out the inflammation.
If there is just a little fluid in the legs, apply bandages soaked in my 1stAde Solution. This is a combination of natural floral waters and flower essences. Leave the bandages on for 30 minutes, then remove. Do this once to twice daily for 3 – 7 days, or until the swelling and inflammation have gone down and the legs are no longer tender or stiff.
If your horse is stabled, you can apply dry stable bandages, for leg support, after the treatment above.
Give Inflameze – a combination of herbs and flower essences – internally.
If there is obvious bruising, also follow the regime for bruises.
If symptoms are severe or persistant, seek professional veterinary or naturopathic advice.
It is important to do all that you can to resolve sprains and strains with herbal management as soon as possible after they occur as, if left unattended, they can become the site of osteo-arthritis problems in the future.