A Modern Horse Herbal
by Hilary Page Self
September 1996 (Reprinted January 2019)
“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.