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A Modern Horse Herbal [Paperback]

Hilary Page Self
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16 Feb 2006
'In an age of advanced medical technology, this book serves as a timely reminder that Nature holds remarkable healing powers and can provide a simple solution to many of the health problems seen with increasing regularity in horses today." From the Foreword by Tim Couzens BVetMed, MRCVS, VetMFHom. This detailed guide to medicinal herbs for horses shows how they can help in the treatment of a wide range of common ailments, written for the new generation of horse owners seeking a more natural approach to their horse's health. Providing an A-Z of common ailments and conditions, from allergies to wounds, as well as depicting how one can safely and effectively treat these ailments with herbal medicine. In doing so, it draws on the latest research in herbal medicine as well as traditional plant-based remedies; it is full of tried and tested advice. Throughout, the author underlines the importance of veterinary consultation, and explains how certain herbs can be used to complement and support conventional treatments. Listing the properties of fifty readily obtainable herbs - giving details on habitat, collection, actions and uses - this books is enlivened by fascinating folklore and case histories, along with guidelines on how to make herbal preparations and how to use herbs in compresses and poultices.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Kenilworth Press Ltd (16 Feb 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1872119816
  • ISBN-13: 978-1872119816
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 17 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 199,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hilary Self BSc, MNIMH is a Medical Herbalist and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. Together with her husband, they run a highly successful business - Hilton Herbs, a company that manufactures herbal health-care products for animals. Hilary is responsible for all of the company's formulations and for additional clinical research into the use of herbs for horses. As well as working in the business, Hilary runs her own herbal practice, and works with her local veterinary practice, taking clients on referral. In 2004, Hilary was presented with an award from the National Institute of Medical Herbalists for innovative projects in herbal medicine, in recognition of clinical trials she undertook into the application of herbs for horses with Cushing's disease.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The best horse herbal written to date 25 May 2000
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Hilary Page Self has filled a very important gap in the horse care market. She explains very clearly and without too much pre-amble the different herbs that can help in all sorts of common equine complaints. Each herbal review is divided into convenient sections such as history, useage,dosing etc so that information is easy to find. This is not a canky vague guide to herbs but an essential reference that every horse owner should at least read if not own and it would also be of tremendous interest to vets. Hilary has excelled herself with the writing of this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect herbs for horses reference book 13 Jun 2007
A Modern Horse Herbal is the book that I consult most when I have any medical problem with my horses. It is split into two main parts: herbs listed alphabetically detailing when and where to find them and what they can be used for, and which herbs to use for common ailments. Hilary also refers to other alternative therapies such as bach flower remedies, homoeopathy and aromatherapy where appropriate. Very clearly written with interesting case studies, it's the perfect reference book for giving herbs to horses. The book isn't a guide to identifying herbs and other than a few small drawings there are no illustrations.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very informative 13 May 2010
This is a great little book for understanding how the different herbs work on the body - whilst its specifically aimed at horse owners, it does give you the bigger picture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars interesting. 24 Aug 2013
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I found that I was fast getting sooked into the whole marketing strategy targeted at us horse owners with sprays for this, supplements for that. . . . . . Sometimes it's hard to see the woods for the trees. I'm not saying I'll never buy a tub of this or that ever again, but largely nature has a nice helping hand to offer if we can get past our desire for attractive packaging ! There are not many illustrations or photos, so if you are not familiar with hedgerow plants, then another book is required, but the information was really interesting. It's a book I will keep reffering back to. I have a young horse on long term box rest & I believe the herbs have helped - even if nothing else, her diet has been safely pepped up & she's enjoyed every mouthful !
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