[RC] Allergies and herbal remedies - Ridecamp Guest
Nancy Himsl t.o.jones@xxxxxxxxxxxx
I hope that someone out there may have some experiences to share
regarding treating allergies with herbal remedies. I own a 7 yr old
TWH mare who, for the last 2 years has developed a high respiration
rate when allowed on the grass. It has occured at the same time the
each year, beginning in mid June. I was watching for symptoms this
time and was attentive to what was going on. The vet was out to
examine her last year and said it's definitely not COPD. If she is
fed grass hay but not allowed on the pasture her symptoms dis-
appear.I did some muscle testing, it appears that young dandelions
are fine, once they switch to seeding she tests weak.
Two weeks ago, just as the weeds were beginning to appear her
hr was 36 and resp.12. four days ago with a lot of them seeding
and her eating them her resp began to creep up to 24, the following
day she was at 42. I pulled her off the grass and started her on
a herbal formula containing garlic, fennel, rosemary and one
other ingredient that I can't recall. After only 2 days, her
resp as of today was down to 24, still not great but we're
also in a hot spell here with temps hitting +27c.
I was pretty much ready to write her off as a distance
horse, last year we only did one 25 ctr before this mysterious
illness hit, at the high point her resp was 60/min. I didn't
do many miles last year as I was trying to figure out what was
happening.After each exposure to the pasture it would take about
2 weeks for her resp to return to normal
Are there any other routes or treatments I should pursue?
She gets probiotics, buccah leaves and vitamina and minerals.
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