Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Herbal Laxative Prevents and 'Cures' Colic in Horses

George & DeDe Shaw did a tape several years ago about his horses and exactly what he gives them. I bet if you call Frontrunners---800-237-5199---- they might still have it, or perhaps
would resurrect it.

Written By Annie Whitney

the manufacturer, or maybe not even studied by them, but I have used Herbal Laxative for over 27 years
and have not lost one horse to colic. Colic is the #1 killer of horses. There are
many things that bring it on, and i can't say that it helps all kinds of colic, but i can say
that the kinds of colic i have experienced is HAS helped!!! And dozens of my horse
friends use it with great success too. Some are a little afraid and end up calling the vet
anyway, but the only time i called the vet in a VERY bad case, the vet got lost and the
horse was 100% fine by the time he finally showed. Some vets are still sceptical, others
are very excited about the prospects........
I first heard about this from a man who came to me wanting 20 cases of Herbal Laxative. His
dad had a feed lot, and he was amazed that i didn't know about it's benefits on colic and
scours (deadly diarrhea in calves, foals, and lambs.........). I was sorry i hadn't known
about it before!!!! My childhood horse died of colic before I knew about the manufacturer............

For colic prevention--------give 3-10 daily in feed. Some will be picky at first, but you
can start with one and work up.
OR, put an entire bottle in the blender, and sprinkle a bit
on the grain or other feed they like. Equine senior is terrific for feeding any supplement!!!!

Some love it right out of your hand!!! MOST horses with colic histories do just fine with 5 a day, but occasionally some need more. Especially important when the weather gets cold, many horses seem to colic more then.
One of my mares, and my neighbor's stallion, get 5 every day 365 days a year. i also give them 1/2 cup bran daily.
I keep 2 bottles of 'blended' Herbal laxative on hand at all times!!!! One in our barn, one in the
first-aid kit I take with me everywhere. (I also give each dog one herbal laxative every day for cleansing and de-toxing; and one Liver Detoxifier 3 times a week........)

For colic 'cure'-----------into a drinking glass, 2/3 full of water, add 2 drops All Purpose Cleaner H (makes that water wetter!!!!!!!!) and about 25-30 Herbal laxative. i just pour the powder, about
1/4 to 1/5 of the bottle (old small one...... now I only buy the big size!!!!!.) Stir well. Stand up higher than the horse (on a 55 gallon barrel, or something of similar height), hold their head up (I put the lead rope over my shoulder and try to have an assistant to help, but can be done alone just fine) and using a Turkey Baster, squirt the mixture into the back of their mouth and massage till they swallow. The reason you are up high is to fascilitate the stuff going down the horse and not all over you!!!
If the colic pain is especially bad, I give 10 cc. Banamine IM before I start the Herbal laxative routine. Walk the horse for about 15-45 minutes, or until they are better. The longest I have ever had a horse stay colicy is 45 min; most are much better in 15-30 min. some say it is best to just let the horse stand and not walk.....

I have also had 2 experiences with major colic from horses getting into Large amounts of grain. Foundering is an added serious problem (heat in the hoof walls that can cause terminal
lameness). With both horses, they got the Herbal laxative routine along with a bottle of
crushed Cal-Complex (helps disperse gas), given several times a day. One horse I stood in
snow, the other I packed his hooves with ice (because it was summer). Both were pretty sick for over 24 hours, but had full recoveries!!!! I gave them a couple of treatments in the night also.
It takes a lot of work and diligence on your part (and being ever-mindful and alert to the early symptoms of colic), but I have personally had 100% success so far. I have saved thousands of dollars over the years, and my horses as well!!! I'd be willing to bet that my success rate is MUCH higher than just about any vet!!! I am sure there are some forms of colic that don't respond to this routine, but I haven't run into them yet. If we could only get every horse owner to keep Herbal laxative on hand, and use faithfully as a prevention as well as a 'cure,' I am sure we would see colic lose it's place as #1 killer!!!!!!!!!!

My accupuncture vet friend from Minn. was surprised that none of my horses had sore liver points when he first came to see them; we attribute a lot of that to the cleansing power of Herbal laxative!!!!!!! strongid, a daily wormer, is known to cause toxic reactions to the accupuncture points but I have never had any horse on herbal laxative have sore points!!!!!!!

For scours-------in water, put 2 drops All Purpose Cleaner H and 2 Herbal laxative. Apply with a Turkey
Baster. Repeat 2 or 3 times. Very occasionally, you may have to repeat more, but 1-3
times usually does it!!!
Remember, this is not endorsed by the Manufacturer or anyone else 'official,' but it sure has
worked for me for 27+ years now!!!!!!!!!!!

I use All Purpose H for fly (all bugs) spray!!!!!!!! In a pint or quart spray bottle, fill 1/5 to 1/3
with All Purpose H, and the rest water, with a few drops of pennyroyal oil or citronella oil. Good for mosquitoes too! Put straight All Purpose H on horse ears and dog ears and around your ears too, as well as your hair line, to keep away gnats and mosquitoes!!!!!! NO toxins to enter the body thru the largest organ, the skin.

All Purpose H is also a fabulous WOUND & PROUD FLESH dressing…. I first heard about this from a friend whose prize appolossa was caught in a barbed wire fence out on a ride. They got him out, and all she had was a 4-oz bottle of H, with which she soaked the wound…..it was healing so well that they only used All Purpose H the entire time. I have personally used it many times with fabulous success!!! my most recent H Wound Dressing experience with LAST WEEK!!!!!! i was in orlando at the FABULOUS manufacturer convention when tom called to say our old mare, pilar, had been gored in the rear end by one of the neighbor's ''visiting'' bison. tom sent me a photo on email and it looked as if it did not need stitches, only lots of H applied to the wound. coming soon........ a web page dedicated to ''Tom's Buffalo Shuffle.''

And for Proud Flesh, simply apply to the entire area, full strength, for approximately one week. Even very serious cases of proud flesh begin to shrink and then close up in a couple of days. AND I have soaked bandaids with H and used on my own cuts; not only heals well, but in the beginning it takes away the pain and reduces the bleeding. Thank you Dr.--- for such an amazing product!!!!!!! (and for burns, MIRACULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!)

For horses with Mange or other skin fungi, a bath with Germacide works great!!!! I leave on
the skin for a few minutes, then rinse well. I also put some in the laundry when washing
the saddle blankets and cinches.

H and the Industral strength cleaner are fabulous for cleaning tack. Just a little bit on a wet toothbrush
will take away the grime which builds up in tooled leather. 'Rinse' well, then finish off
with a leather conditioner.

Two horses with pink noses get Sunblock 30!!!!!!!!

Joint Health supplement is excellent for horses as well as dogs. Various glucosamine products are for sale, both over the counter as well as prescription. Joint Health Supplement is not only the most concentrated for the money, but also works VERY well!!!

ps----my Reining horse got Workout Maximizer Supplement after every strenuous workout!!! he wouldl eat it
right up in grain, tho in the beginning I would have to give it with the ever-faithful turkey baster. Rhett is a somewhat slight Arabian, but what muscles he developed!!!!

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