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dan



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject: Natural remedies  Reply with quote

I must admit i use very little in the way of natural remedies with the animals  the main one i use if and when its needed is ivy,
if the animal eats it, it gives it a realy good boost and helps in the recovery, apparently its very good for there digestive systems too

what do you use or have tried and how did or do you find it helped with the problem the animal had?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always give my horses and dogs young cleavers (Galium aparine) "sticky Willy". It is a great plant and was once much used in medicine. It is a diuretic, can help with various skin problems and is very rich in vitimins especially C.

I like my mares to eat it after foaling. Also the roots when pulped can make a red dye, and they can be used to prevent sunburn, and as a relief for insect bites.

One of my favourite plants.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Few years ago now, I arrived back off a holiday on a Friday evening to find my moggie "Zac" seriously ill on my bed   the people who had been looking after him failed to notice a HUGE abscess under his chin and on his jaw... that had in fact burst and was pretty stinky  oh.gif

No way of rushing him to a Vet I cleaned the wound with salt water, and packed the wound full of Turmeric powder until we could get to the vet on the Monday... thought the vet would laugh at me for what I'd done   but got quite an opposite reaction from him apparently in his mind I had struck the core of the abscess directly with the Turmeric and it had stopped inflammation and antibac'd the wound thoroughly, Zac recovered very well mind he was a very pretty Yellow colour for a few weeks after    
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

could you use that on any open wound then jen?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is very interesting Jen, I did not know that......it will go into my "inventory"

I use honey a lot on open wounds, especially Manuka....it is a brilliant natural antiseptic/antibiotic. It REALLY helps granulation.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dan's & Conundrum


Yeah I believe you can use it on most open wounds after using it on Zac as a emergency remedy I've used it on several occasions to clean and disinfect wounds/cuts on myself it dry's them very effectively used it on my ex husbands leg after he got run over the cuts healed up in no time  it left minimal scaring also  

I believe it can be used for quite a few conditions I'll look it up I did know more on this "magic" powder but I have sorta forgot  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

right off to the store cupboard  

I've got an ideal candidate here i can try it on  if i can i'll get some pikis of before and after  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this  
http://www.medindia.net/alternativemedicine/Turmeric.asp

I found it healed Zac up a treat and he was an olde boy I thought I'd loose him but the vet TBH was well chuffed at the results from using Tumeric.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

danndans wrote:
right off to the store cupboard  

I've got an ideal candidate here i can try it on  if i can i'll get some pikis of before and after  


Dan's I forgot  oh.gif use gloves applying it else you'll fingers will look like you chain smoke roll up's      
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

   
will do, I've got a big bag of tumeric here, do you have to mix it with anything, or just put it on neat?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe you can make a paste from it for easy application but TBH I just bung the powder on  

with the abscess I just packed it in straight from the bag after washing the area with salt water so it was a damp wound.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

 thanks

off to give the first application now  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So has anyone got a natural remedy for footrot (cattle) I'm willing to give anything a go bdooly anti-biotics don't seem to be working  :evil9:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

footrot in sheep................thats what i'm trying it on

it's been a crap year allround for it here pete, and a few other places too   then to top it all of we had scab go thru them    
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stockholm tar is a realy good one to keep the foxes from the lambs

has anyone else tried this ?

just put it on the top side of the neck and thats it

since i've been doing this i havent lost one to the fox  


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