A Modern Horse Herbal

Hilary Page Self

£16.95

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ISBN: 9781872119816

PUBLICATION DATE: February 1, 2006

CATEGORY: Care & Stable Management

BINDING: Paperback

EXTENT: 176 pages

Also available as: Ebook

'In an age of advanced medical technology, this book serves as a timely reminder that Nature holds remarkable healing powers and can provide a simple solution to many of the health problems seen with increasing regularity in horses today.' — from the foreword by Tim Couzens BVetMed, MRCVS, VetMFHom.

This detailed guide to medicinal herbs for horses shows how they can help in the treatment of a wide range of common ailments, written for the new generation of horse owners seeking a more natural approach to their horse's health. Providing an A-Z of common ailments and conditions, from allergies to wounds, as well as depicting how one can safely and effectively treat these ailments with herbal medicine. In doing so, it draws on the latest research in herbal medicine as well as traditional plant-based remedies; it is full of tried and tested advice. Throughout, the author underlines the importance of veterinary consultation, and explains how certain herbs can be used to complement and support conventional treatments.

Listing the properties of fifty readily obtainable herbs — giving details on habitat, collection, actions and uses — this books is enlivened by fascinating folklore and case histories, along with guidelines on how to make herbal preparations and how to use herbs in compresses and poultices.

Meet the author Hilary Page Self

Hilary Self BSc, MNIMH is a Medical Herbalist and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. Together with her husband, they run a highly successful business – Hilton Herbs, a company that manufactures herbal health-care products for animals. Hilary is responsible for all of the company’s formulations and for additional clinical research into the use of herbs for horses. As well as working in the business, Hilary runs her own herbal practice, and works with her local veterinary practice, taking clients on referral.

In 2004, Hilary was presented with an award from the National Institute of Medical Herbalists for innovative projects in herbal medicine, in recognition of clinical trials she undertook into the application of herbs for horses with Cushing’s disease.