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Re: "Essential" Oils

Whether this will occur in horses, I don't know, as it hasn't been tried
under experimental conditions---however, it's worth at least mentioning that
cattle, cats and dogs can all get anemia from eating anything in the onion
family, including garlic, whether raw, cooked or dehydrated.  The toxicity
comes from the n-propyl disulfide, which is toxic to erythrocytes (red blood
cells).  5-10 g of fresh onions per kg of body weight was enough to produce
significant anemia in dogs, and 30g/kg for only three days produced bloody
urine, severe anemia and death.  Allowing for water content and so on, the
equivalent dose of 5-10g/kg in a horse would be about 8 ounces of onion or
garlic powder a day.  Cattle are reported to be more sensitive to it than
dogs and cats, and horses are alot closer in physiology to a cow than they
are dogs and cats.

I realize no one has suggested feeding a half pound of garlic powder on a
daily basis, but this might be something to keep in mind before you started
adding very much.

Susan G

----- Original Message -----
From: Carolyn Burgess <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 9:25 AM
Subject: RC: "Essential" Oils

> Is he eating that garlic??? I think that stuff is raw!  We'll if he eats
> good for him.  I use about 2 tablespoons twice a day.  If your using the
> fresh garlic, he will definetly stink for sure.  About the hair that won't
> shed out.  Why don't you clip it and be done with it?  As long as you trim
> to the lenght of the summer hair coming in, you should be fine.  And then
> when it finally decides to fall out you won't have affected the summer
> And don't you dare complain about bugs!  It has to be warm to have bugs
> I'm still knee deep in snow (I live 15 miles west of Boston, MA - the snow
> should be gone by now!).
> Carolyn
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> >Well, my big paint horse is out in the pasture "stewing" as I write.  He
> >has these long guard hairs (some are  3 inches!) that won't shed out
> >late April. I try (every year) a combination of clipping and plucking ,
> >they seem to continue growing until they finally fall out. Drives me
> >crazy!! This is south Texas, for heaven's sake, he hardly needs hair in
> >WINTER! All of his other coat has shed, and is very short, so I have
> >him in baby oil....Will let you know if it works.
> >
> >I found one of those jars of chopped fresh garlic(the quart size,from
> >Wal-Mart) in the back of my old refrigerator , rather than waste it(how
> >something can have so much odor, but so little flavor is beyond me) try
> >on the horses- the flies and mosquitoes are BAD this year. I started
> >with about a tablespoon, now they probably get 2-3 ounces per feeding. Is
> >that about right, Carolyn? Wasn't sure what size scoop you were referring
> >to. <g> Had a mental picture of a 55 gallon drum of garlic powder, you
> >a feed scoop of garlic.!!
> >
> >Nancy
> >Billy Joe( I look, and smell, like a @#$% PIZZA!!.. BAM!!)
> >Molly ( glad my hair is all even!!)
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