Written by Nick Thompson
Over the last 30 years we have become dependent on pharmaceutical wormers. To do what, exactly?
If they were capable of eliminating worms, you’d have thought they would have done so by now. If they were wholly effective, then new products would not now be flooding the market.
What are the down sides to the conventional, very intensive, worming strategies? Don’t seem to hear much about this, do we?
I’d like to just take a snapshot of the state of worming horses in the UK right now and rationalise what we’re doing. I would like to see less dependence on drugs to keep your animals healthy and more reliance on your horses to keep themselves healthy.
Do we need to worm at all?
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Written by Cathy Tindall
Shiatsu for Horses
I have had Shiatsu treatments for myself for many years. It all started with a bolting horse depositing me through four rails of a post and rail fence. Although osteopaths and chiropractors helped, the help was short lived. I began to look for something else. The saying ‘when the pupil is ready the teacher will appear’ springs to mind as I suddenly caught sight of a small advertisement for Shiatsu. I rang up and have never looked back, or maybe I should say my back has never looked back! I found that not only did my back get better, it stayed better and I also had an added benefit from feeling more relaxed and stress free. This all lead to me thinking that if Shiatsu worked so well for humans, with all their psychological hang ups, then it should work well with the openness of the horse.
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