Volume 3 Issue 2 - 2001
Stress in Horses
can be good or bad depending upon the amount. A stressor is anything
that the body perceives as stress and causes the body to react or
change. In small amount this is Nature's way of helping a body adapt
and change to its environment. When too much stress is perceived
in too short a time, the body breaks down. Just like with people,
stress can be perceived in a variety of forms from physical to mental
and emotional. Often we only look at the physical stress on our
equine athletes and not the emotional or mental stress. Mental and
emotional stress in certain horses can be a far greater stressor
than physical stress.
Aromatherapy for Unusual Behaviours
There are many ways
a horse communicates with us and one of the most negative ways is
through what have come to be known as "vices" or stereotypical
behaviours. Much research has been done into cribbing, windsucking
and weaving and we are all aware of the pitfalls to the health and
indeed forward sale, as these vices must be declared, for a horse
that indulges in one of these behaviours.
The Simplicity of Homoeopathy
Today's world of modern medicine and allopaths (medical doctors and veterinarians) require that a diagnosis of disease be made before drugs can be prescribed for treatment. However, even in these times of advanced technology, cases still present with undiagnosable conditions...
Gambi's Story - Part 2
By Cindy Kunkel
1/1/00 Although Gambi made considerable progress over the last three months, we knew his rehabilitation was long term, probably two years or more. Many of Dr. Strasser's founder cases were sound in a few months, but Gambi's severe contraction, rotation, and dropped sole extended his rehabilitation. Gambi's positive attitude and healthy appetite showed he was in for the long haul. He was comfortable and responding to the trims and therapy. We were dedicated to work with him and make his recovery a success. We learned as we went and the photos within are of our progress, and not necessarily correct trimming. But we were going in the right direction and less-than-perfect was still enough.