On The Trot - Homeopathy For Horses
of homeopathy, and you will probably imagine a growing area
of human medicine attracting a wider audience every day. While
more and more people are turning to homeopaths for treatments
that are a valid alternative to those supplied by their doctors,
there are a growing number of horse owners who are making
the homeopathic choice for their animals too.
Crossgates Farm, which has set up a service whereby owners
of horses and ponies can access advice and products for the
homeopathic treatment of their animals - including a list
of homeopathic vets. Crossgates Farm provides a wide range
of homeopathic products designed to not only treat problems,
but also to prevent them. In association with these products
is a far-reaching network of advice and a series of publications
aimed at educating horse owners about the homeopathic route.
owners from across the country will be able to see how the
homeopathic approach could benefit their animals at the Midlands
Equine Fair to be held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern,
on 8 and 9 March 2003.
Dodgson is one of the founders of Crossgates. She said: "We
set the business up to create an awareness among animal owners about
homeopathy as an alternative to more traditional veterinary routes
- many people have found that their animals had adverse reactions
to antibiotics and conventional medicines. We have been exploring
and learning everyday since we began, and the number of horse owners
turning to homeopathic remedies and preventions has grown rapidly
in that time. Over and over we are finding that it is the homeopathic
route that achieves the best effects."
for example, the case of a Welsh cob called Bear. Bear had been
written off by the vet because a serious of antibiotic treatments
for mechanical laminitis had left him with a malfunctioning liver
with some indication of hepatitis. Bear was given a range of homeopathic
doses - including arnica, hydrastis and ragwort 200 - and in just
four months his lab results showed 'figures within the normal equine
reference range. According to his owner, Beth Darrall, his recovery
was a surprise to his vets - and a delight to her!
added: "Once folk get past their initial misgivings, they soon
realise that the benefit of homeopathy to their animals is immense.
Homeopathic remedies mean immediate and stress free treatment for
the animal, a faster recovery from accidents and infection, and
increased resistance to infection and better health overall. Not
only is this good news for the horse, but it also results in fewer
visits from the vet!"
and her colleagues will be exhibiting at the Midlands Equine Fair
at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, on Saturday 8 and Sunday
9 March. Visitors will be able to see at first hand how homeopathic
treatments can help their animals.
information and ticket enquiries concerning the Midlands Equine
Fair are available by calling Contour Exhibitions on 01884 841644.
Advance ticket sales are available by calling 08700 115007, and
advance ticket booking discounts are on offer. Alternatively, visit
the Contour Exhibitions website at www.contour.uk.net.