Keeping the equine immune system healthy to help the horse fight off infection and disease is where herbal remedies, such as the Echinacea flowers, leaf and root have generated a lot of interest and support.
The Echinacea plant has been used for centuries as a treatment for colds, flu, and general infections.
Echinacea has proven useful both in tissue regeneration and as an anti-inflammatory.
Echinacea increases the disease fighting capability of the body by raising the response that naturally occurs when the body fights off any kind of infection. It can be used as preventative medicine or as a treatment for diseases.
Extensive research by the Equine Research Centre in Canada identified the enhanced stimulation of white blood cells into areas of infection as one of Echinacea’s significant features. Echinacea is a proven immune system stimulant that can be used in the prevention of local infections.
Echinacea can also be used in cases of:
- skin wounds and other infectious conditions
- where a cough or equine flu is present
- where the immune system has been depressed
- to help boost recovery after illness
Give your horse a “BOOST” with a daily supplement of Echinacea to help build his immunity!
Veterinary Health Canada – ID #614
CAUTIONS: Do not use in animals receiving other drugs, unless directed by a veterinarian. Not for long term use unless directed by a veterinarian.