29 August 2008 09:27
My horse has had a severe liver disorder, laminitis, leucocytoclastic vasculitis and suffers from bad fly bites in summer. How can I help him using homeopathy?
By Your Horse
Vet Malene Jørgensen says:
It sounds like your horse has severe health difficulties, and I hope you have consulted your vet about the liver problem. This could be the root of some of the other issues, and it would be worth creating a diet that is easy for your horse’s liver to handle. A general rule is to increase glucose intake and decrease protein. B vitamins, especially thiamine, can also help. However, as your horse has laminitis, he might be prone to another flare-up if you feed him too much glucose or easily digestible carbohydrate.
Your horse will need who dislike being alone.
● Nux vomica A good choice for liver disorders and laminitis, especially if the horse has been over-eating. It clears poisons from medication and/or consumed plants. It’s useful for colic, and may reduce reactions to fly bites. Try it if your horse is tense and irritable, or can be aggressive or angry.
● Merc sol This can help the liver if the horse has ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdomen) and jaundice with the liver damage. It is good for liver-related skin protection from sunlight. Turn him out during summer nights and stable him during the day to help protect his skin.
Homeopathy can assist the liver, but only if it hasn’t lost too much of its functional tissue.
Here are a few remedies you could try.
I suggest you administer the 30c potency once daily. Try one for two to three weeks before choosing another.
● Lycopodium Try this if your horse has a reduced appetite or is producing excess gas. It may be the best choice where chronic liver disease is combined with an accumulation of fluid in the body (oedema). It suits nervous horses problems, especially if the skin is greasy and the horse sweats heavily. Merc Sol can also help swollen lower limbs. It suits restless horses who may kick or bite.
● Natrum sulph Worth a try if the horse has hepatitis that gets worse in damp weather, severe pain in the liver region, plus notable jaundice and over-production of gas. This suits the type of horse who focuses on small details and gets angry or upset if they are out of place.