Natural Solutions for Itchy Horses
It's a fact of life that horses itch. Whether it's due to dry skin, coats coming through, allergies, or infection, the end result is often an uncomfortable equine companion.
Fortunately, there are ways to help your horse deal with itchiness while avoiding harsh chemicals. Let's take a look at some natural remedies that can help soothe your horse's skin and reduce discomfort and increase overall well-being.
Kelp and Nettle
Kelp and nettle are two herbs that have been used for centuries in traditional medicine due to their anti-inflammatory properties. They contain vitamins and minerals that can be beneficial for horses suffering from skin irritation caused by allergies or other irritants. Nettle also contains flavonoids that can reduce itchiness and inflammation on the skin. Both herbs can be found in supplement form or as part of a topical solution for horses.
Zeolite is a mineral produced by volcanic activity in Australia which has many uses in the industry, including animal health care products such as supplements and topical solutions for horses suffering from allergies or skin conditions. Zeolite works by helping absorb toxins from the body,making it an effective remedy for itching caused by infection or other irritants.
Organic Zinc, Biotin, Omega-3s & Amino Acids
Organic zinc, biotin, omega-3 fatty acids and amino acids all work together to promote healthy skin in horses suffering from itchiness caused by allergies or environmental irritants.
Organic zinc helps regulate hormones which play an important role in maintaining healthy skin cells while biotin acts as a natural moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated and reduce itching. Omega-3s provide essential fatty acids which are important building blocks of healthy cell membranes while amino acids provide essential proteins necessary for cell repair and regeneration.
Antioxidant & Mycotoxin Binder
An antioxidant like vitamin E helps protect the cells from damage caused by free radicals while a mycotoxin binder helps bind any potential mycotoxins present in feed which could be contributing to your horse’s discomfort.
Mycotoxins are dangerous fungi present in certain feeds, pastures & crops which can cause sickness if ingested over long periods of time so it’s important to make sure you’re feeding your horse food free of these toxins when possible.
All of these elements—kelp, nettle, Australian zeolite, organic zinc, biotin, omega-3s & amino acids plus an antioxidant & mycotoxin binder—work together synergistically to provide a powerful remedy in the relief from itching caused by allergies or environmental irritants without harsh chemicals or medications.
With regular use of these natural remedies you should see improvement in your horse’s condition over time without having to resort to more drastic measures such as chemical treatments or medications!
So don't hesitate; start giving your horse some much needed relief today!
Also remember, we are not Vets, if there is weeping, oozing, heat or infection please speak to your Vet to get that under control.