Horse Vitamins
Answered by: Kerry Hackett
Question from: Karen Rowland
Posted on: May 01, 2007

What are the best herbs to use for daily supplement for horses? For proper joint movement, calmness (spook free/desensitized), etc. I take One-A-Day vitamins, and would like to give my horse the same care.

Please see the postings on this website ( entitled, "Herbs to Grow for Horses", and "Tense Horses". Herbs typically involved in equine diet supplementation include: burdock (Arctium lappa), calendula (Calendula officinalis), chamomile (Matricaria recutita), clivers (Galium aparine), couch grass (Agropyren repens), dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-gracum), garlic (Allium sativum), kelp (Fucus spp.), meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria), nettle (Urtica dioica), parsley (Petroselinum crispum), rosehips (Rosa canina), vervain (Verbena officinalis) and yarrow (Achillea millifolium). Foods are also a good source of vitamins and minerals: apples, cabbage, carrots, cider vinegar, oats, parsnips, peas, turnips and watercress.

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