When veterinary medicine emerged as its own branch of science, valerian was one of the first plants to be described as a healing plant. Valerian today is a traditional home remedy to combat stress, irritability and anxiety in both humans and animals.
Comfrey was recommended for bone fractures and wounds by Hildegard von Bingen. It is often used in veterinary medicine as an external application to treat bruises, sprains, tendinitis, windgalls, nerve contusions and bone fractures.
Probably every dog owner is familiar with diarrhoea. Most dogs suffer from acute or chronic diarrhoea at some time in their lives, and for some it's a regular occurrence. You can find a fast remedy in herbs that combat diarrhoea.
The teasel root is an integral part of traditional herbal medicine. In alternative medicine the teasel root is mainly used for complaints related to Lyme disease.
Stress and anxiety can have a strong impact on a horse’s training and its general well-being. But there’s good news: a natural remedy for stress, tension, nervousness and anxiety. Unsuitable feeds can also cause weak nerves in horses, but you can help your horse by giving it special herbs.
What amount of selenium your horse needs, how to detect selenium deficiency or selenium poisoning and how soil fertilization influences the selenium content in roughage is described by Ewalia in this article "Selenium for Horses".
The use of herbs and spices as supplementary feed is intended to promote animal health and improve performance. Historically, the use of herbal medicines can be traced back to early times. A brief outline of herbs for horses and pets by Bianca Becker-Slovacek.
Oils play an important role in healthy nutrition for dogs too. Many people wonder about which oil is the right one for their dog. Cold-pressed oils, especially, do not only promote human health but are also particularly beneficial to dogs.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease, mainly caused to long-term overload and characterised by a progressive change in the cartilage and bone structure. Ewalia provides information on causes, symptoms and treatment options as well as prevention of osteoarthritis in dogs.
Already in Greek history, monk's pepper (also known as chaste tree or chasteberry) appears as an anaphrodisiac (a remedy that dampens the sex drive). Today, the chaste tree is mainly used in the treatment of typical gynaecological disorders, such as PMS (premenstrual syndrome, complex physical and emotional complaints related to the menstrual cycle).
What is meant by headshaking? Read up on symptoms and causes as well as treatment options. Adaptogenic plants give hope...
We have a few tips to give your horse relief and information on sweet itch: What is sweet itch and how can I help a sweet itch horse?
The coat change and the challenge it poses to the metabolism can lead to overloading of the liver and kidneys.
Although the dog's stomach is very robust, it can get out of balance due to various factors. Here you will find an overview of digestion and problems of the gastrointestinal tract in dogs.
The sudden change from autumn to winter is over and you can already hear horses coughing in their stables, the hall or the paddocks. The symptoms range from a short cough when starting to trot to constant coughing while eating hay and a purulent nasal discharge when breathing under pressure.
Whether in show jumping, dressage or other equestrian sports: the muscles are the most important basic requirement for keeping the horse healthy. Read how you can naturally support the muscle development of horses.
Gastric ulcers in horses - undesirable and often unnoticed. Often different symptoms are not attributed to stomach pain. What you should know about stomach problems in horses.
Black Cumin Oil is used not only in horses with sweet itch, but also for coughing, indigestion and liver problems. Black Cumin Oil for horses: How it works, when you can use it and what must be kept in mind when feeding it.
Mud fever, sweet itch, equine sarcoids and many other disease profiles are signs of a weakened or overactive immune system in a horse. In this context, people talk about immunoglobulins, immune defence, antigens and antibodies, but how does the immune system really work and, above all, how can we as people support the immune system of our horses?
The body needs fast availability of electrolytes and nutrients, especially under heavy strain and in heat.
If your horse shows marked changes in behaviour or appearance, such as skin change problems, laminitis, weakened immune system, cardiovascular problems, fat deposits or other symptoms, your horse probably suffers from Equine Cushing's Syndrom (ECS), also popularly known as just Cushing's. This is a very complex disease that is currently not curable. The horses that contract it are typically and almost without exception 15 years old or older. Younger horses can also suffer from Cushing's, but that is very rare.