Helpful herbs

Herbal remedies to improve the skin condition of horses

source: Horse and Rider March 2001
starts p82, 2 pages long

Herbal remedies can be used to improve the skin condition of horses, and help tackle skin conditions such as dermatitis, rain scald, and sweet itch. Remedies which cleanse the blood will help skin conditions, and they include garlic, red clover, and dandelion, whcih can be fed to horses. Stinging nettle helps with sweet itch, and a decoction can be prepared using the root. Kelp is a good conditioner for the coat, while Fenugreek helps make horses coats shiny. Rosemary and nettle can be prepared in an infusion for washing horses' coats, to tackle hair loss and dandruff.