Category: Vitamins, minerals and herbs

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Beryl Shuttleworth

Is Devil’s Claw banned by the FEI?

  Devil’s Claw – a natural anti-inflammatory Devil’s Claw, otherwise known as Harpagophytum procumbens, is a plant found in the arid regions of South Africa

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For horses
Beryl Shuttleworth

Comfrey – please don’t use it

Even today, years after pyrrolizidine alkaloids were found and identified in Comfrey (aka Symphytum officinale), herbalists continue to recommend its use. A few years ago,

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For horses
Beryl Shuttleworth

Vitamin C – do horses need it?

I remember sitting in a Biochemistry lecture many years ago. The lecturer was explaining how Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) boosted immunity. She explained how white

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For horses
Beryl Shuttleworth

Feeding your horse ginseng

Ginseng is a herb that has been attributed many, many powers. Many years ago, wars were fought defending ginseng lands. These days, products still line

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For horses
Beryl Shuttleworth

Feeding garlic to horses

Garlic is one of the oldest herbs used medicinally by man. As early as 3000 BC Chinese scholars wrote of garlic.Ancient Egyptians worshipped it as

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