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Due to the clinically unproven nature of most supplements I use only those those recomended by vet.
8/12/2008 12:01:47 AM
I've tried some and they work.
8/11/2008 11:54:06 PM
i dont know if my horse will need it or if he/she will have a reaction to the herbal suppliment
8/11/2008 10:42:18 PM
I've used them and they seem to work better.
8/11/2008 10:40:02 PM
Witch hazel is great
8/11/2008 7:13:34 PM
To do things as natural as possible for the horse.
8/11/2008 6:03:31 PM
My equissage/nutritionist recommended daily aloe juice after finding my mare was sore in her kidneys
8/11/2008 5:15:28 PM
They could be toxic!
8/11/2008 4:11:37 PM
Only after I researched it completely
8/11/2008 2:23:08 PM
I really don't know that much on herbs for horses...
8/11/2008 1:26:41 PM
horses use herbs naturally; why not use appropriate herbs for your horse
8/11/2008 1:15:01 PM
I use many on myself with good results, why not on my horse?
8/11/2008 12:47:23 PM
They work for me!
8/11/2008 12:28:57 PM
dont do nuttin
8/11/2008 12:02:26 PM
If helpful to my horse, will try anything that vet approves.
8/11/2008 12:00:31 PM
I am of the theory.....if it "ain't broke, why fix it??"...
8/11/2008 11:18:39 AM
They are effective, natural remedies that have been used for centuries
8/11/2008 9:48:49 AM
I believe in supplements, for exampleI feed my horse ground flax seed added to their grain.
8/11/2008 9:01:09 AM
anything is worth a try
8/10/2008 10:36:36 PM
ALREADY DO, BELIEVE HERBS ARE BETTER FOR THEM THAN CHEMICALS
8/10/2008 9:31:39 PM
We have used herbal supplements and found them to be effective for their intended use.
8/10/2008 4:41:11 PM
I currently use Aloe, indide and out. It helps ith digestion and also on the outside helps with swel
8/10/2008 4:27:06 PM
I would want to know more about them
8/10/2008 3:35:58 PM
because I have used them and they really do work with my horses. they help with the fly irritation.
8/10/2008 1:32:28 PM
only if there is some sort of money-back guarantee on the product, or comes well recommended.
8/10/2008 12:55:15 PM
Yes and have used successfully and had vet insight on use of them
8/10/2008 12:37:37 PM
8/10/2008 11:33:22 AM
I use herbs
8/10/2008 9:19:35 AM
I have used medicinal herbs for horses with positive results.
8/10/2008 7:03:02 AM
Herbs if used appropriately can be very benificial for our equine friends.
8/10/2008 6:16:55 AM
Horses eat herbs more readily and they can produce great results.
8/9/2008 10:20:29 PM
Looking to calm my hormonal mare down.
8/9/2008 7:14:37 PM
It has been used successfully for many years
8/9/2008 7:02:11 PM
8/9/2008 6:09:52 PM
i trust natural remedies
8/9/2008 4:25:44 PM
It would be those items that are not out of the ordinary.
8/9/2008 3:03:02 PM
Herbs were some of our first medicines and still are components of new medicatons
8/9/2008 2:12:08 PM
i have been for 20 years
8/9/2008 12:50:34 PM
natural health has "cured" my MS. I do not hesitate to use it on my animals.
8/9/2008 9:38:08 AM
ihave used them myself for a variety of treatments with no side effects, that is absolutely the best
8/9/2008 9:13:31 AM
mare aborted due to herbs
8/9/2008 4:20:57 AM
it si an old reamedy
8/9/2008 1:59:18 AM
I'll always choose an herb or food before drugs.
8/9/2008 12:05:48 AM
Depends upon the amount and integrity of scientific testing of these herbs and the data outcome.
8/8/2008 10:49:08 PM
natural and herbal are best
8/8/2008 10:28:35 PM
absolutely i would & do with success & few to no side-effects
8/8/2008 10:13:59 PM
I give my old 25 yr old Paint gelding Antiflam, which is an herbal supplement for pain, he has sore
8/8/2008 9:21:12 PM
If it's not typically apart of a horse's diet, then I would rely on my vet for recommendations.
8/8/2008 8:31:16 PM
Devil'sclaw/yucca mix in BL Solution works dramatically for my horse's pain/soundness.
8/8/2008 8:15:23 PM
I am in the medical field and know the dangers of medicines. Natural is OK for some things.
8/8/2008 7:43:23 PM
I have seen positive results with herbs.
8/8/2008 7:10:52 PM
when you got a ill horse you will try anything you think might help.
8/8/2008 5:56:43 PM
If the herbal treatment is proven safe I would.
8/8/2008 5:39:36 PM
If it would help my horse feel better then absolutely
8/8/2008 4:35:26 PM
We have used herbs on our OTTB's for years with great success.
8/8/2008 4:18:56 PM
many do just as good a job as the real drugs
8/8/2008 3:44:18 PM
I use witch hazel for insect bites
8/8/2008 3:37:36 PM
love the natural approach
8/8/2008 3:00:49 PM
Herbal supplements are a good thing for people or horses.
8/8/2008 2:51:40 PM
I currently feed my horses blue/green algae which has had a positive affect on their coats and hoove
8/8/2008 2:27:38 PM
I already do use devil's claw, garlic, milk thistle
8/8/2008 1:59:45 PM
8/8/2008 1:52:00 PM
80% of my supplements are herbal, especially for my mares.
8/8/2008 12:55:21 PM
I believe herbal supplements are very safe and effective
8/8/2008 12:53:53 PM
I already use them with great success in my equine massage business.
8/8/2008 12:51:37 PM
what would be the benefits?
8/8/2008 12:16:42 PM
Always, my horses are real healthy and I am always getting compliments on it
8/8/2008 11:02:35 AM
i got a herb for them
8/8/2008 10:56:02 AM
Because many are proven safer for horses and humans than DRUGS!
8/8/2008 10:11:31 AM
If the supplements I was considering
8/8/2008 7:28:32 AM
Product quality is questionable; all side affects & interaction with other substances aren't known
8/8/2008 5:50:56 AM
I use several herbal supplements (both oral and topical) with my two OTTB's who respond quite well.
8/8/2008 4:26:04 AM
Used numerous "old-timers" remedies with excellent results.Unless it sounds too weird or toxic.
8/8/2008 1:58:21 AM
I use herbs to treat PPID, with great results at lower cost than drug therapy.
8/8/2008 12:50:53 AM
Since herbal supplements aren't tested as much as drugs, I'd be careful
8/8/2008 12:43:31 AM
I use herbal supplements and remedies with great sucess
8/8/2008 12:05:36 AM
If i know it is safer than a drug,synthetic supplement,etc. Some herbs are dangerous if over used.
8/8/2008 12:04:14 AM
Natural products are better than using chemicals on them.
8/7/2008 10:53:35 PM
we already use supplements. Our vet is aware.
8/7/2008 10:43:57 PM
What's the point? Herbs can do damage just like anything else if not used properly.
8/7/2008 9:16:50 PM
I already use a large variety of natural supplements
8/7/2008 9:13:42 PM
Because many of them will throw a positive drug test
8/7/2008 8:40:25 PM
My horses are doing fine with the grain, hay and mineral suplements they receive. I would have to s
8/7/2008 8:25:13 PM
Used them once, they were expensive and I couldn't tell if them worked. Gave them up.
8/7/2008 8:20:01 PM
Its been proven to work great on humans, it works on horses as well. not everything you use has t
8/7/2008 8:05:35 PM
Not likely to help, may hurt.
8/7/2008 8:03:00 PM
Possibly healthier for the horse where applicable.
8/7/2008 7:56:49 PM
Consider as complimentary to medical care, not in place of
8/7/2008 7:41:43 PM
8/7/2008 7:21:01 PM
I feel natural know supplements are a better avenue then chemicals
8/7/2008 7:20:49 PM
I already use garlic, ginger, apple cider vinegar
8/7/2008 7:12:04 PM
I don't think my vet would have a clue but a herbalist might
8/7/2008 7:09:36 PM
Just like in humans, some can react w/prescribed meds. Even short term meds.
8/7/2008 7:04:31 PM
They work! Less Chemicals/more natural
8/7/2008 6:56:36 PM
have used some successfully in the past on horse (and human!)
8/7/2008 6:34:21 PM
Natural Medicine has always been a first option for my horses
8/7/2008 6:28:59 PM
Of course! I already use aloe vera on cuts and dry, itchy spots - tail rubbing, etc.
8/7/2008 6:23:46 PM
We use several products that are OTC and prescribed Chinese herbs etc. with good effect.
8/7/2008 5:56:03 PM
animals are intended to consume plantsand natural substances:metabolic compatability, lower toxicity
8/7/2008 5:54:09 PM
there are many books and resource information which contain valuable information on herbs
herbs potency varies too much and makes them dangerous
8/7/2008 5:27:00 PM
No scientific reason to do this. The reccomendations are generally made by a non-qualified person
8/7/2008 5:22:47 PM
A 'healthy' alternative really isn't needed...
8/7/2008 5:15:34 PM
aloe soothes the gut
8/7/2008 5:09:36 PM
These are ages old proven remedies, many of which I use myself.
8/7/2008 4:48:53 PM
Already is use, very effective
8/7/2008 4:44:26 PM
I don't know alot about these types of herbs, so npt knowing I would need advice.
8/7/2008 4:43:39 PM
Herbal remedies are an effective way of healing without using harmful chemicals.
8/7/2008 4:37:40 PM
I am currently give herbs to my horse with great results! Where do we think modern medicine started?
8/7/2008 4:23:02 PM
I use herbs now on my mare, called moody mare, and raspberry leaf on my gelding, along w/garlic wrks
8/7/2008 4:22:15 PM
IR horse, not messing with her feed program
8/7/2008 4:22:09 PM
Another ploy to separate horse owners from their money unless somebody produces affordable products
8/7/2008 4:21:58 PM
zero scientific proof they work
8/7/2008 4:19:17 PM
All natural is my preference
8/7/2008 4:15:54 PM
I'm a scientist and I want a scientific basis for doing things.
8/7/2008 4:10:20 PM
eco friendly and they work
8/7/2008 4:01:45 PM
I already do
8/7/2008 3:59:52 PM
I use, algae for minerals, essential oils for any breathing issues, Schreiners Herbal solution al
8/7/2008 3:57:00 PM
8/7/2008 3:49:47 PM
if health warranted
8/7/2008 3:46:55 PM
I have used them. They work. Case in point, the vet left her to die. She's still here!
8/7/2008 2:29:13 PM
I've seen unusual items work, w/knowledge & common sense.
8/7/2008 2:10:16 PM
I already work with a nutritionist
8/7/2008 1:42:10 PM
have used - mare w/ kidney failure. Lasted 5 more years!
8/7/2008 1:33:21 PM
I have used aloa vera juice myself. With in 3-4 months my stomach pains went away
8/7/2008 1:20:29 PM
Used several types with great results.
8/7/2008 1:10:27 PM
We have used milk thistle and others on our race horses with excellant results!
8/7/2008 12:52:32 PM
I use Aloe Vera only on my horses sunburned nose.
8/7/2008 12:47:55 PM
we use aloe cream on cuts and scrapes now
8/7/2008 11:55:46 AM
Mother nature provides a lot of natural supplements that are better than man-made stuff.
8/7/2008 11:54:19 AM
Herbs are my first line of defense with my horse.
8/7/2008 11:41:08 AM
They are natural substances, and of great value.
8/7/2008 11:14:55 AM
Would rather try something natural first before hitting the pharma.
8/7/2008 11:10:28 AM
I do use herbal supplements and with great results, honey is a great antibacterial and antifungal
8/7/2008 10:57:57 AM
Absolutely if research shows that it would be beneficial.
8/7/2008 10:31:07 AM
yes, garlic, to hopefully help with bugs
8/7/2008 9:51:13 AM
but I would want to run it by my vet
8/7/2008 9:31:49 AM
Would use with careful research
8/7/2008 9:15:39 AM
If a trusted friend recommend an herbal that might help my horse, I may try it and see what I think.
8/7/2008 9:09:54 AM
I rely on the expertise of my herbalist so my horses have a balanced diet and I don't waste money.
8/7/2008 8:55:09 AM
If it's proven to help, why not? I would be careful of side effects, though.
8/7/2008 8:51:59 AM
I use straight Glucosamine now because I don't want any other additives, also I would try natural pa
8/7/2008 8:31:22 AM
It would depend upon what it was and if there was any credible data to prove it could help
8/7/2008 8:25:09 AM
I have watched horses select wild herbs on their own in the pasture
8/7/2008 7:30:22 AM
Only after study because they work.
8/7/2008 7:23:03 AM
I have no reason to doubt the good ones
8/7/2008 6:43:30 AM
I already use herbs and the change is wonderful.
8/7/2008 6:28:33 AM
herbal remedies have been used long before vets came into the picture
8/7/2008 4:34:54 AM
I do already: horses are after all planteaters
8/7/2008 3:06:11 AM
prefer natural to chemical
8/7/2008 2:48:38 AM
I already use many herbs with my vet's blessings
8/7/2008 2:43:09 AM
I have found herbal medicine to work very well internally and topically.
8/7/2008 2:33:22 AM
I already use(d) milk thistle; kelp; dandelion in 2 of my horses for different reasons
8/7/2008 12:52:30 AM
If there was documented evidence of its effectiveness.
8/7/2008 12:50:11 AM
I use them for me so why not my horse too!
8/7/2008 12:28:11 AM
I would use because they work. I use hatural products for myself too.
8/6/2008 11:19:52 PM
I do for me, why not my horse who eats 'herbs' every day.
8/6/2008 10:42:49 PM
But I would first check with my vet.
8/6/2008 10:41:50 PM
Already do. Have one horse that is alergic to most store bought fly sprays.
8/6/2008 10:08:42 PM
God gave us cures for everything
8/6/2008 9:41:07 PM
because they work! I use chinese herbs I get through my vet - they help my horse's osteoarthritis
8/6/2008 9:01:23 PM
30+ years of success
8/6/2008 8:52:40 PM
Because APF works.
8/6/2008 8:47:03 PM
Only topically to treat minor scraps or cuts
8/6/2008 8:36:35 PM
Compare with other options available cost effectiveness, etc.
8/6/2008 7:59:15 PM
I have, I do, and they WORK!
8/6/2008 7:53:26 PM
I use a concoction of about 5 herbs for my horse now for skin, etc.
8/6/2008 7:44:38 PM
I use spirulina on a mare with heaves. Really helps.
8/6/2008 7:43:34 PM
It really depends on what I'm using it for...
8/6/2008 7:38:27 PM
I use natural products and have not had any negative side affects. I use friendly bacteria when swi
8/6/2008 7:31:06 PM
Most of these things are ineffective, but some of them have real side effects. Too much risk.
8/6/2008 7:21:19 PM
believe in homopathy
8/6/2008 7:08:09 PM
I would use if research data supports
8/6/2008 6:54:25 PM
total waste. horses have very delicate systems plus most natural cures are strictly placebo
8/6/2008 6:52:03 PM
I already use several herbal supplements from the advise of my veterinarian. I feel they work.
8/6/2008 6:25:33 PM
With proper instuction, herbal remedies have a place in human and horse med.
8/6/2008 5:52:48 PM
I already use herbs for marey behavior, skin irritations, calming for a cribber, gastric distress
8/6/2008 5:28:59 PM
I use them on me with great success, why not my horse?
8/6/2008 5:17:47 PM
I think a natural supplement is always the way to go as long as you do your research.
8/6/2008 4:38:23 PM
Aloe vera is great for wounds; arnica is great for muscle soreness
8/6/2008 4:32:59 PM
depends on what herb it is and what it is used for.
8/6/2008 4:28:31 PM
I had previously used a Chinese Herb for respirtory issues, spent a small fortune and it didn't work
8/6/2008 3:58:12 PM
I have used Aloe Vera juice in the past and it has helped with stomach issues.
8/6/2008 3:58:10 PM
Verernarian medicine is wonderful and has extebed the horses life but sometimes simple is better.
8/6/2008 3:47:43 PM
Sometimes the old ways are the better way without side effects.
8/6/2008 3:40:39 PM
Dependant on condition/circumstance presenting
8/6/2008 3:38:33 PM
I am currently having GREAT success reliving my horse's navicular pain w/ an herbal bute alternative
8/6/2008 3:07:13 PM
I already use natural and herbal supplements.
8/6/2008 2:53:09 PM
THEY WORK -PERIOD
8/6/2008 2:13:22 PM
aloe vrea juice is very soothing for horses with GI irritation
8/6/2008 2:02:15 PM
depends how well it actually works
8/6/2008 1:17:26 PM
As long as I had reliable info on use/toxicity I would try them but I would also ask my vet
8/6/2008 1:07:05 PM
Herbs, used correctly can be beneficial
8/6/2008 1:06:54 PM
I've discovered that they work in many cases.
8/6/2008 1:01:30 PM
they have worked for thousands of years and 90% of drugs are derived from plants.
8/6/2008 12:47:37 PM
In some cases it could be a cheaper and safer solution to treatments
8/6/2008 12:36:09 PM
Topically, yes; internally, no. Not enough is known about them.
8/6/2008 12:33:11 PM
I am currently giving my mare burdock, ginseng, butcher's broom, hawthorn berries, and pomegranate e
8/6/2008 12:30:44 PM
I use them now
8/6/2008 12:25:20 PM
I currently employ an herbaist and ALWAYS consult her b4 a vet. Works everytime.
8/6/2008 12:24:26 PM
Currently using Devil's Claw as a long-term bute substitute.
8/6/2008 12:11:32 PM
I have been using them for some time with good results
8/6/2008 12:10:00 PM
ONLY if effective; I have been given some very ineffective herbal treatments/supplements by my vet.
8/6/2008 12:06:45 PM
Vets are more receptive to using herbals than medical drs and they are effective in a lot of cases
8/6/2008 11:58:54 AM
would want to know the horse needed such a supplement before administering it to him.
8/6/2008 11:31:48 AM
We rely on herbal remedies for D/E where other options are ineffective.
8/6/2008 11:23:01 AM
I have tried tumeric for inflammation.
8/6/2008 11:19:57 AM
a horse cannot be a horse if it has to wait for anything to be given to them
8/6/2008 11:14:32 AM
good luck in past with herbal treatments for cronic illness vs drugs for symptoms
8/6/2008 11:13:52 AM
Herbs have many medicinal qualities, and are often gentler to the system than artificial products.
8/6/2008 11:09:45 AM
After research and consultation with professional herbalist.
8/6/2008 11:02:50 AM
I've used them for years and they work wonderfully.
8/6/2008 10:59:41 AM
I use herbal remedies all of the time for my allergy prone horses with good results.
8/6/2008 10:56:10 AM
if there are good healthy benefits to feeding it. Would want to research to prove the benefits of fe
8/6/2008 10:46:49 AM
I use silver linings for joint health--33 yr. old horse It is great!!
8/6/2008 10:46:47 AM
I believe in the power of herbs. I use them myself.
8/6/2008 10:39:20 AM
Must know how safe any supplement is, especially since my horse has chronic medical conditions.
8/6/2008 10:37:56 AM
I have a mare who developed an ulcer after a bad allergy attack. hives. Put her on aloe vera juice .
8/6/2008 10:35:32 AM
I use some of them now with very good result but only after consulting my vet.
8/6/2008 10:33:44 AM
Herbal supplements can be effective (e.g., Jiaogulan for laminitis)
8/6/2008 10:32:49 AM
Herbs are rarely around in a domestic situation would be in the wild
8/6/2008 10:14:32 AM
We have found aloe vera to protect the stomach lining when a horse is on maintenance bute.
8/6/2008 10:11:58 AM
I would like to add seeds of certain herbs to pasture mix when reseeding. Chammomile, rosemary, etc
8/6/2008 10:11:57 AM
Cost to much
8/6/2008 10:11:12 AM
My horses eat herbal supplements daily; everyone comments on their lovely coats and overall health.
8/6/2008 10:08:07 AM
already using things like this - they WORK
8/6/2008 9:48:58 AM
I already use herbals
8/6/2008 9:45:15 AM
I do use herbs, find some very helpful
8/6/2008 9:40:39 AM
I use herbs with much sucess, after all herbs were the first "medicines years ago."
8/6/2008 9:40:31 AM
historic use and general safety
8/6/2008 9:35:46 AM
Many are safer and have fewer side effects than other chemicals.
8/6/2008 9:26:27 AM
At this time there is no good studies in humans or animals to support the use of herbs and what dose
8/6/2008 9:25:32 AM
We show and can not risk a positive test for a seemingly harmless ingredient but one that is banned.
8/6/2008 9:14:17 AM
I have used herbal supplements with success for my horses, having consulted books on herbal therapy
8/6/2008 9:10:16 AM
Far more conclusive research needs to be done on the benefits (or not) of herbal supplements.
8/6/2008 9:05:14 AM
It finally cured his ulcers.
8/6/2008 9:00:21 AM
If appropriate and safe for the individual horse, absolutely!
8/6/2008 8:52:20 AM
I would consider it with my vets approval.
8/6/2008 8:51:37 AM
I use devil's claw for pain management of an old injury.
8/6/2008 8:50:46 AM
I use herbal supplements both internal & external whenever I see the need
8/6/2008 8:36:11 AM
Not a big supplement fan unless absolutely necessary
8/6/2008 8:31:10 AM
For those of us who use herbs in our own diets, we know how powerful herbs can be if used effectivel
8/6/2008 8:27:53 AM
Have done so with good results
8/6/2008 8:24:32 AM
I currently use aloe, garlic and spirulina regularly for my horses
8/6/2008 8:18:29 AM
Favor natural vs chemical
8/6/2008 8:12:56 AM
They work for me, What we call modern medicine has been around for maybe a few hundred years. Herbs
8/6/2008 8:12:13 AM
Better testing needed
8/6/2008 8:12:03 AM
I have recently started mine on herbs for kidney cleansing, it works.
8/6/2008 8:08:06 AM
most of the horses in my training barn benefit from herbal and botanical supplements
8/6/2008 8:03:38 AM
But they would have to convince me of the NEED for it.
8/6/2008 8:00:50 AM
I ask my vet first & if she says it's okay, I use it.
8/6/2008 7:49:47 AM
only if I am 100% sure that they are safe to use and what the herbal supplement is used for.
8/6/2008 7:37:48 AM
I have used herbal supplements for years...internally and topically.
8/6/2008 7:35:52 AM
Already do and find them very helpful.
8/6/2008 7:34:03 AM
I use tea tree oil(topical) colodial silver on my horse now w/great results, for wounds/rain rot,etc
8/6/2008 6:56:47 AM
I use herbs and therapeutic grade essential oils on all my animals
8/6/2008 6:56:09 AM
withc hazel contains alcohol.
8/6/2008 6:56:04 AM
I believe that we put way too many chemicals (i.e. paste/daily wormers) into our horse.
8/6/2008 6:15:36 AM
8/6/2008 5:29:01 AM
only if I was given enough evidence from several experienced and wise professionals
8/6/2008 3:43:20 AM
If he needs it. The right herbs can have benefits for your horse's health.
8/6/2008 3:34:48 AM
It's easy to overdo a good thing
8/6/2008 2:31:43 AM
If I had continued with conventional medicine, my horse would now be blind, or dead.
8/6/2008 2:02:38 AM
have found benefit in the past
8/6/2008 1:45:53 AM
Have used herbal supplements for years but will used prescription meds when necessary
8/6/2008 1:42:22 AM
I've used herbs for years with great results
8/6/2008 1:37:09 AM
Drugs are wonderful but sometimes the old world stuff is best
8/6/2008 1:33:25 AM
I have used Aloe vera juice several times for colicky bellies and it is great!
8/6/2008 1:25:19 AM
8/6/2008 1:13:34 AM
Depends on the supplement and what it was supposed to do.
8/6/2008 1:00:49 AM
It works. Alternative therapies are less invasive and healthier.
8/6/2008 12:51:34 AM
8/6/2008 12:44:51 AM
because herbal supplements are more natural healing product and are much easier on a horses system
8/6/2008 12:38:53 AM
Because they work WAYYY better than pharma-poison.
8/6/2008 12:34:44 AM
I use echinacea all the time for inflamation and imune boosting
8/6/2008 12:33:23 AM
I treid arnica (?) on my mare when she tore a ligament and it worked. I applied it twice a day for a
8/6/2008 12:28:28 AM
many herbs have been used for years
8/6/2008 12:20:59 AM
natural is better!!
8/6/2008 12:19:04 AM
I am very interested in herbal supplements. My Arabian mare got cushings and would not eat the medic
8/6/2008 12:10:13 AM
Yes, I've used both cinnamon and dandialions to help a horse. to
8/6/2008 12:06:23 AM
Because she could be allergic to something in it
8/6/2008 12:05:25 AM
I have used aloe vera for my mare who has a sensitive stomach and have had great results with it.
8/5/2008 11:58:04 PM
8/5/2008 11:55:39 PM
open mind to alternatives if one suggested remedy isnt working
8/5/2008 11:51:04 PM
I have used natural products and had great success with them.
8/5/2008 11:25:36 PM
they work so well treating many of my health problems I feel they would do the same for my horse.
8/5/2008 11:16:33 PM
I prefer something tested in controlled studies.
8/5/2008 11:11:15 PM
I use them successsfully for myself, why not horses?
8/5/2008 11:02:49 PM
I have found GREAT success with herbal supplements with my horse.
8/5/2008 10:54:44 PM
8/5/2008 10:54:17 PM
I tried herbal remedies b4 on household pets. It's expensive and not that great
8/5/2008 10:45:54 PM
maybe a few of them but i don't know enough about what they do & the interactions with others.
8/5/2008 10:40:57 PM
My horses are already on an all Herbal *diet*
8/5/2008 10:40:54 PM
If I had a reputable source of info for what would work
8/5/2008 10:39:42 PM
I use aloe vera for all my animals, myself included. Great stuff!!
8/5/2008 10:34:23 PM
I currently use Chinese herbs for my horse and they are very effective for his situation.
8/5/2008 10:31:25 PM
we already use aloe and marshmallow root for diarrhea...and it's a miracle for our horses in rehab!
8/5/2008 10:27:03 PM
If it serves a purpose for treatment
8/5/2008 10:20:22 PM
yeast guard for white line disease
8/5/2008 10:19:11 PM
I think drugs are used too freely & too indiscrimantely for the littlest issues.
8/5/2008 10:08:40 PM
already use devil's claw & aloe vera
8/5/2008 10:06:18 PM
Although herbs themselves are drugs, many are safe and enhance digestion, mood, etc. in proper amts.
8/5/2008 10:01:45 PM
I'm a board certified naturopath. Common sense and precautions should always prevail though
8/5/2008 9:56:27 PM
I work with an herbalist who helps me keep things as natural as possible for my horse.
8/5/2008 9:53:32 PM
Aloe vera (pnly the real 99.9 pct aloe stuff) cured my diarrhetic pony when nothing else worked
8/5/2008 9:39:01 PM
I use a herbal product instead of bute it works better & doesn't cause ulsers & can use more often.
8/5/2008 9:38:00 PM
Used wisely, herbals can be a great help.
8/5/2008 9:35:52 PM
My 3 Arabs receive garlic, dandelion, kelp, flax seed meal, etc.
8/5/2008 9:35:50 PM
my horses are on natural diets. Supplementary herbs for many problems
8/5/2008 9:34:04 PM
they are much better for the animal then chemicals. I use Mare Magic for my one mare.
8/5/2008 9:33:17 PM
because they WORK
8/5/2008 9:30:27 PM
already use tea tree oil for a number of things from wound care to fly spray ingredient
8/5/2008 9:29:31 PM
I've done it for years with good results.
8/5/2008 9:26:59 PM
Aloe Vera seemed to be a grat ulcer soother for a cribbing horse that we rescued.
8/5/2008 9:20:21 PM
sometimes they do work.....worth a shot as long as it isn't a life threatening illness
8/5/2008 9:16:40 PM
I use them successfully on myself
8/5/2008 9:10:48 PM
its witch craft I tell you
8/5/2008 9:05:12 PM
Been using them for years. Those "old wives" can be pretty smart.
8/5/2008 9:01:07 PM
Currently use many herbals, but get info. from reliable sources.
8/5/2008 8:56:08 PM
I have used many types of herbs including aloe vera juice, jiaogulan, ginseng, with great results!
8/5/2008 8:54:56 PM
Sure; why not?
8/5/2008 8:52:16 PM
I am open to using nutraceuticals when they have been proven efficacious.
8/5/2008 8:51:45 PM
herbs are natural sources of healing and medications. may or may not be beneficial.
8/5/2008 8:51:44 PM
I already do, for heaves, Wendells Respiratory and garlic.
8/5/2008 8:48:30 PM
I use them myself with success!
8/5/2008 8:47:26 PM
I have been using Devil's Claw-Yucca for years for my arthritic 23 year-old horse
Yes I have used herbal supplements with success.
8/5/2008 8:41:46 PM
Aloe Vera juice was literally a life saver after severe colic impaction-vet ok'd
8/5/2008 8:41:04 PM
Not enough research, too much money, unproven, ?safety?
8/5/2008 8:39:20 PM
already have, works great.
8/5/2008 8:38:18 PM
If I knew which ones to use, I would use them because I think they are healthier.
8/5/2008 8:34:01 PM
I have used herbal remedies for years. My Veterinarian agrees.
8/5/2008 8:29:17 PM
i give my mare b-l solution; young horse has been on aloe vera for ulcers
8/5/2008 8:26:04 PM
I do now. FM 11 and CS Flex from circlestarfarms.com
8/5/2008 8:22:21 PM
Has helped in my experience
8/5/2008 8:21:00 PM
Herbal remedies can be a non-toxic, less expensive way to enhance health, or heal, if used correctly
8/5/2008 8:19:47 PM
for topical use only
8/5/2008 8:16:32 PM
If there was a legitimate reason to use and reasonable chance of success with using it
8/5/2008 8:16:08 PM
Because they need a variety of minerals, vitamins etc
8/5/2008 8:10:19 PM
I use Silver Lining herbs daily and it has decreased my vet bills to nothing!!!
8/5/2008 8:08:31 PM
I have used them, on advice of a vet for a medically complicated horse & to avoid a lifetime of pred
8/5/2008 8:08:25 PM
I already use alternative therapies on my DSLD horse.
8/5/2008 8:07:28 PM
stuff is NOT inspected. Falls under non food and non perscription drugs
8/5/2008 8:04:17 PM
a sarcoid tumour removed by the Vet regrew and I got rid of it with castor oil poultices
8/5/2008 8:00:19 PM
I would expect vets to recommend based on scientific principles. When they rec. herbal, will use.
8/5/2008 7:51:20 PM
use only homepathic remedies now. Have great results and only half the price
8/5/2008 7:40:08 PM
traditional western medicine does not have all the answers.
8/5/2008 7:38:34 PM
they are highly benifical to us as humans so it would only make sense that it would also be for them
8/5/2008 7:31:51 PM
I've used herbals for my horse and myself with much success.
8/5/2008 7:23:18 PM
Most medicines are herb or flower based and homeopathic equine practitioners have been using them
8/5/2008 7:20:56 PM
many times herbs work better without the side effects of alopathic meds
8/5/2008 7:15:59 PM
Western Medicine only treats the symptoms where as alternate medicine can help the problems
8/5/2008 7:14:30 PM
Herbals are found to be a safe and effective treatment for some horses.
8/5/2008 7:13:05 PM
If it's good enough for me it's good enough for my horse
8/5/2008 7:12:46 PM
For topical things
8/5/2008 7:11:01 PM
I'm all for using natural herbs to help keep my horses healthy. I use some of them now.
8/5/2008 7:02:02 PM
I have seen them work.
8/5/2008 7:01:29 PM
I've used herbs both internal/external. Horses respond extremely well to them.
8/5/2008 7:00:54 PM
Witch ahzel is good for topical remedy
8/5/2008 7:00:12 PM
They have a long history of safety and effectiveness
8/5/2008 6:59:12 PM
I use herbs on myself, my dogs and cats. Have used on horse with success.
8/5/2008 6:58:25 PM
I have been using herbs for years, they are much safer then drugs and without all the side effects.
8/5/2008 6:57:02 PM
my horse absolutely loves the human-grade chunks of dried ginger, even without sugar, as a treat
8/5/2008 6:51:45 PM
Used Hilton Herbs Easymare for spring heat for years it's helped my mare get thru it w/no colic
8/5/2008 6:51:38 PM
The 'ole timers' used herbal supplements with success & had better horses.
8/5/2008 6:48:12 PM
under vet's auspices
8/5/2008 6:46:18 PM
i have used spirulina and garlic - great stufff
8/5/2008 6:44:26 PM
I run a horse rescue and have used herbs for a variety of healing purposes for over 20 years
8/5/2008 6:41:27 PM
I already use aleo
8/5/2008 6:36:48 PM
I prefer all things natural.
8/5/2008 6:31:14 PM
natural is always better than chemical.
8/5/2008 6:24:50 PM
Sure, I have tryed some products on myself and my horses.
8/5/2008 6:24:11 PM
it worked several hundred years ago, so why not?
8/5/2008 6:15:06 PM
I've used herbals on a varieyt of animal with GREAT success
8/5/2008 6:11:54 PM
Have had great success with natural products
8/5/2008 6:10:43 PM
yes and i have done so
8/5/2008 5:59:12 PM
Have used ginger, and herbal supplements with success!
8/5/2008 5:59:03 PM
I use devils claw and yucca to help with muscle stiffness and soreness with my horse!
8/5/2008 5:58:33 PM
been doing it for 20plus years w/ great results
8/5/2008 5:55:37 PM
I did use herbal supplements in my horses feed when it was il and it did no good at all.
8/5/2008 5:53:43 PM
They sometimes work better than traditional meds and are more cost effective
8/5/2008 5:53:14 PM
I am an equine herb alist and aromatherapist, so I'm convinced
8/5/2008 5:51:52 PM
Would prefer to use under the supervision of a vet, esp. for potential ineractions with other meds.
8/5/2008 5:50:58 PM
Yes, because I have used various herbs for my horses and they work just fine.
8/5/2008 5:50:53 PM
Because they work and there are no side effects. I have been using them for years.
8/5/2008 5:50:25 PM
but only if they were proven to work!
8/5/2008 5:49:21 PM
Been sing them for years - they work.
8/5/2008 5:45:45 PM
Many popular linaments contain herbs;other herbal preparations (internal & ext.) are quite effective
8/5/2008 5:45:31 PM
I use aloe vera juice
8/5/2008 5:37:07 PM
i have had great success, already, with alternative and herbal remedies and supplements.
8/5/2008 5:35:31 PM
I use herbal and homeopthay, works great
8/5/2008 5:35:12 PM
Absolutely, if there is proof of the advantages and curative abilities of these remedies.
8/5/2008 5:32:59 PM
I use chaseberry and it is helping to keep a 28 year old mare looking and feeling like 18.
8/5/2008 5:32:49 PM
I believe some things are compatable to the horse and some are not
8/5/2008 5:31:55 PM
Most herbal remedies have not been tested enough for 2ndary effects & can do more harm than good.
8/5/2008 5:31:33 PM
Scientific studies showing it worked would make me consider it.
8/5/2008 5:28:56 PM
It is important to be aware of what exactly one is feeding one's horse
8/5/2008 5:22:07 PM
Have been using them for over 25 years with some great results
8/5/2008 5:20:48 PM
I believe the secret for health is found in nature.
8/5/2008 5:18:57 PM
Already use some. Vet and nutritionist recommended.
8/5/2008 5:16:52 PM
many herbal and other natural remedys work as well as modern drugs often without the damaging side e
8/5/2008 5:14:45 PM
Have used several supplements recommended by vets with good success
some herbal supplements are very beneficial to horses; just as they are for humans.
8/5/2008 5:12:58 PM
For the same reason I use them myself. Natural, no/or less side affects, less expensive.
8/5/2008 5:12:00 PM
They all aren't FDA approved
8/5/2008 5:10:19 PM
I give my horse dandelion root & rescue remedy already.
8/5/2008 5:09:02 PM
Natural herbal supplements and homeopathic remedies are wonderful compliments to traditional medicin
8/5/2008 5:04:10 PM
I have been succesfully using herbs for a variety of conditions and situations for the past 6 years.
8/5/2008 4:58:51 PM
yes, but w/ caution & lots of info first. Herbs from my naturpathic vet I would prefer
8/5/2008 4:58:40 PM
Herbs are more natural than chemicals. Horses seek out herbs on their own to self medicate.
8/5/2008 4:57:47 PM
Used them on advice from a 'holistic' vet and they helped.
8/5/2008 4:56:19 PM
I am an herbalist and there are many books on it. They work gently and well.
8/5/2008 4:54:35 PM
aloe vera for ulcers seems to help
8/5/2008 4:53:29 PM
Some of them are effective.
8/5/2008 4:53:07 PM
have used them with success
8/5/2008 4:51:33 PM
I've heard herbal supplements are very good for horses
8/5/2008 4:50:23 PM
very sensitive skin - chemical products have even burned her skin
8/5/2008 4:50:03 PM
have previously used herbs
8/5/2008 4:50:00 PM
have been using for 10 years
8/5/2008 4:49:46 PM
have used them before on many occasion for rain rot, pretty severe wounds, and wormings...they work!
8/5/2008 4:48:49 PM
Horses respond great to anything natural, including energy work and chiropractics.
8/5/2008 4:44:33 PM
It's only natural. Whats good enough for me is good enough for my horse.
8/5/2008 4:43:19 PM
I believe there are natural therapies that can be very helpful
I like products that are natural as opposed to chemical. It's safer for my horses.
8/5/2008 4:43:15 PM
I use seaweed now and its fantastic for his coat.
8/5/2008 4:43:11 PM
Because I already use them.
8/5/2008 4:39:51 PM
I will be using tea tree oil to treat fungus.
8/5/2008 4:37:48 PM
And I have used some herbals - very effectively
8/5/2008 4:37:15 PM
Yes, but only the supplements that I'm familiar with.
8/5/2008 4:36:00 PM
I have tried a few, including colloidal silver, though that is not an herb.
8/5/2008 4:35:07 PM
I have successfully used Aloe on skin wounds and scratches.
8/5/2008 4:34:07 PM
I've used Devils Claw & Yucca for my horses and it works!
8/5/2008 4:33:53 PM
natural and not synthetic!
8/5/2008 4:31:07 PM
OTC availability & valid history of efficacy
8/5/2008 4:30:30 PM
I would need to see research on efficacy since herbs are not regulated.
8/5/2008 4:30:06 PM
Not any more! They are unreliable due to potency diffenences and unverified claims!!
8/5/2008 4:29:30 PM
We already use a product called Silver Lining
8/5/2008 4:28:44 PM
Have already done so and have seen positive results.
8/5/2008 4:27:41 PM
HAVE USED SEVERAL WITH GOOD SUCCESS
8/5/2008 4:27:17 PM
I use garlic and raspberry leaf already
8/5/2008 4:26:51 PM
I prefer natural to synthetic for both my animals and I
8/5/2008 4:26:45 PM
The horses body knows how to use plantbased herbs
8/5/2008 4:24:31 PM
we use lots of natural supplements on our rescue horses with great success
8/5/2008 4:23:31 PM
I already have used some herbal supplements with varying degrees of success.
8/5/2008 4:18:44 PM
Veterinary medicine is still a "practice", not a "perfect". Alternative meds. should be considered.
8/5/2008 4:18:31 PM
I use spirulina and jaiogulan to help stabalize my mare with COPD. It makes a huge difference in her
8/5/2008 4:17:12 PM
because i have had positive improvements from using them.
8/5/2008 4:17:03 PM
I think there are many more natural ways to treat horses.
8/5/2008 4:15:56 PM
Whatever works - herbs have been used in care for humans for centuries; why not horses too.
8/5/2008 4:14:51 PM
I am very careful to be sure they are safe for horses
8/5/2008 4:14:24 PM
Many herbal remedies are safe and effective, though some are not
8/5/2008 4:12:51 PM
Because most modern medicine has some basis in herbal remedies.
8/5/2008 4:12:01 PM
i use them for myself
8/5/2008 4:11:11 PM
I've been using them for years with some success.
8/5/2008 4:10:04 PM
I already do--raspberry leaves for my mares
8/5/2008 4:08:40 PM
They are helpful.
8/5/2008 4:06:04 PM
used aloe vera for colicy horse
8/5/2008 4:05:59 PM
Already use some herbs & alo vera juice
8/5/2008 4:05:03 PM
mnay herbs have benefits that people are unaweare of.
8/5/2008 4:04:55 PM
lots of recognised meds are plant extracts
8/5/2008 4:04:25 PM
I use seabuckthorn oil for my horse suffering from "sweet itch" and it cleared it up immediately!
8/5/2008 4:03:29 PM
I already give garlic cloves (to help with the flies) sunflower seeds for protein .
8/5/2008 4:03:07 PM
i have used herbs for myself for years and have been quite sucessful. my vet has even recommended s
8/5/2008 4:01:31 PM
Have used them on myself with success. Expect the same with horses.
8/5/2008 4:00:31 PM
my vet practices eastern and western med. and has great success with the eastern side, I have used w
8/5/2008 3:58:18 PM
I use them & they work
8/5/2008 3:57:01 PM
Most meds are derived from plants/herbs/Natural supplements (if efficacy+need match) make sense.
8/5/2008 3:56:24 PM
With me I always try natural first, comes to reason with the horses too!!
8/5/2008 3:56:05 PM
I feed raspberry leaves to my mare to clam her
8/5/2008 3:55:48 PM
8/5/2008 3:55:38 PM
It works - traditional remedies used for hundreds of years!
8/5/2008 3:54:41 PM
I already use some herbal medications, including lavender-based wound gel.
8/5/2008 3:54:32 PM
8/5/2008 3:54:01 PM
Use various herbs whenever indicated
8/5/2008 3:51:55 PM
I currently use DMG and have used others in the past
8/5/2008 3:51:49 PM
There is much to be said for integrative veterinary treatments.
8/5/2008 3:50:18 PM
If I knew it would not harm my animal and was helping why not?
8/5/2008 3:48:25 PM
they work wonders!
8/5/2008 3:47:55 PM
Use herbs regularly
8/5/2008 3:46:31 PM
I already provide my own supplement made from Aloe Vera, Apple Cider Vinegar, ground flax and garlic
8/5/2008 3:45:00 PM
Have been doing it for years, with excellent results and no side-effects
8/5/2008 3:44:42 PM
8/5/2008 3:43:50 PM
isn't a herb a beneficial, or useful plant? Stretch a point, so is alfalfa.
8/5/2008 3:42:49 PM
Yes, but I want PROOF that whatever I'm spending my money on works!!!
8/5/2008 3:40:37 PM
8/5/2008 3:39:29 PM
they have been around for centuries and are all natural
8/5/2008 3:38:34 PM
Yes- but only those that have been tested for safety in horses
8/5/2008 3:31:50 PM
I do now.
8/5/2008 3:31:47 PM
already do with very good results
8/5/2008 3:31:28 PM
I do now
8/5/2008 3:30:01 PM
I think their proper diet has all the nutrients they need- this would be a desire for $ by companies
8/5/2008 3:28:18 PM
I have used herbs for many years with great results.
8/5/2008 3:25:01 PM
I've used them myself and they work! But I would want solid information on dosage amts. , etc.
8/5/2008 3:23:10 PM
I have used herbs before and they work wonderfully and are safer than other meds
8/5/2008 3:18:09 PM
Because I know that alternative modalities work for humans and our companion animals. Used in conjun
8/5/2008 3:17:08 PM
currently use them for many reasons...teh ones I've tried have generally worked
8/5/2008 3:16:51 PM
I already use giogiluans as a lamminitis treatment
8/5/2008 3:14:57 PM
I have have great results using herbal supplements on my "Cushings" horse and recommend to everyone!
8/5/2008 3:12:39 PM
I think Aloe Vera is incredible for what it does as a preventative and theraphy.I use Aloe Advantage
8/5/2008 3:11:28 PM
Use all the time.. animals are more receptive to herb/homepathic treatment than humans.
8/5/2008 3:07:27 PM
Had GREAT results combining herbs with traditional meds in my horses, especially my EPM horse
8/5/2008 3:07:21 PM
I am open minded about atternative medicine-herbs, accupuncture, massage, supplements -- all good!
8/5/2008 3:04:39 PM
Most medicines today are chemical formulations of old herbal remedies. Herbs are natural & effective
8/5/2008 3:03:25 PM
I have used them successfully
8/5/2008 3:02:10 PM
Not proven safe or effective. Like people, all horses react differently
8/5/2008 2:54:00 PM
conventional medicine can be facilitated at times with herbal remedies, I say, Sid Gustafson DVM,
8/5/2008 1:49:07 PM
Yes, intensive research is DEFINATELY REQUIRED... even with the ads for ALL Horse products !!!!!
8/5/2008 1:11:44 PM
Any thing I use on myself, I think I can use on my horse...soap,shampoo,conditioner,cuts,wounds
8/5/2008 12:09:19 PM
They work on me, why wouldn't they work on my horse?
8/5/2008 10:55:03 AM
have used them plenty
8/5/2008 10:53:49 AM
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