But even worse than that is to not be prepared for one! There are natural product orders we receive every week where it would have been more helpful for our customer to have had the products on hand before they needed it and often would have reduced stress and suffering if it were already on hand. Often it also would have saved a consultation fee. I'll list a few of those here for you. Remember that in acute situations it is best to herb hourly or every other hour at the longest interval during waking hours (but get at least 4 doses in before bedtime) and continue the following day if you didn't get a waking day of dosing in). These products are Master of Herbology formulated, high quality and can be used for any species or stage of pregnancy or lactation. No meat or milk withdrawals.
The first one that always comes to mind (and yours if you've read my book is CAYENNE! Not just any cayenne, but ideally 40,000 heat unit cayenne and medicinal quality. There is no medicinal benefit to go hotter, so to me it's not worth traumatizing my pet, livestock or family member with anything hotter. I use this to stimulate the heart to wake back up as well as for heart emergencies, for bleeding, for hemorrhaging, to get new baby animals to clear additional fluids from their sinus, bronchial, lungs, for shock, hypothermia and more. Just about every situation one could face will benefit from this very inexpensive but very important herb. We keep it in the kitchen, milk room, tack box, stock trailers, first aid kit and vehicles. It's available in extract and in herb powder form from us at Herb Mixes & Supplies. (Click on the blue link for this and the other herb mixes).
ColicNBloat™ herb mix is a very good friend if your beloved creature is facing either a bloat episode or colicking. You can diluted and use our Peppermint essential oil externally at the same time. Essential oils can be purchased here: Essential Oils .
ClostridEaze™ herb mix is very important to keep on hand if you have small ruminants and certainly can be kept on hand for other types of animals experiencing enterotoxemia or acidosis from getting into too much of a food they aren't used to such as a hay change that is much richer or a different type or a grain raid.
DBug™ salve is used for toxic or annoying bites and stings. If you get it on quickly it will give the body what it needs to pull a lot of toxins out fast. Salves are found here: Herbal Salves Skin Hair
DTox™ herb mix help support the body and gives it what it needs in the event of consuming a toxic plant material as long as you give it fast enough. It also helps support organs often damaged by these potential toxins.
DVenom™ extract is given in the case of bites or stings from a venomous creature. It helps the body to break down the amino acids comprising the poison and helps support body organs often put under additional stress from these types of incidents. Extracts & Infusions are found here: Tinctures & Extracts
Fresh Start™ herb mix besides giving kidney and liver support is is a must have support in the event of mold poisoning which can be found in hays or feeds that were improperly harvested or stored.
GI Soother ™ herb mix is useful in situations of diarrhea from bacterial cause in the GI tract. It also supports the body in coccidiosis and barberpole worm attacks. It is much better to be proactive than reactive so is a good product to feed regularly to young stock or older stock before a problem arises.
HerBamine™ extract is used in situations such as injuries where pain or inflammation may be a problem. It can also be used for routine herd maintenance such as castrating or disbudding (horn removal).
HerBiotic™ herb mix, salve, extract. These are used in situations that involve viral, bacterial, microbial, fungal or yeast opportunists to support your creature and enable them to deal with the problem better.
Ketomix™ herb mix is useful in situations of Ketosis or Pregnancy Toxemia. Vital support during these metabolic challenges along with nutrition to support the body systems under additional distress.
Wounderful!™ salve is a wonderful companion for burns of all types, superficial to deep injuries including flesh, tendons, hoof cracks, nerves and bones. It supplies the nutrition the body would like to have to get up and going on the healing process.
UdderBlast™ infusion is useful support when dealing with Mastitis. This is definately a product you will wish you had on hand ahead of a problem, instead of having to wait 2 to 3 days to receive it by mail. Often used together with HerBiotic™ herb mix.
BetterDaze™ herb mix and MMune™ Support herb mix can be used as additional nutritional support in any situations.
And last but never least- My book- The Accessible Pet, Equine and Livestock Herbal will walk you through most emergencies and how I would handle them if I were in the same situation with my animal(s). Since emergencies seem to often happen after hours, before hours or on weekends /holidays having this book on hand will save you a lot of time and consultation fees.
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About every two weeks I'll get an email asking me how to get herbs down my horse, livestock creature, poultry or pets. Here are some various, but not all ways, to get herbs into them. BTW- my book, "The Accessible Pet, Equine and Livestock Herbal" covers this topic and much more in it's over 500 pages written to help you in your quest to have healthier creatures. Click here to purchase a book from me.
For pets & livestock the simplest is to mix the herbs with some wet food for them to just eat. Some people mix with black strap molasses, mashed banana, raw applesauce (can add a dash of cinnamon), organic peanut butter, smoothie (NO GRAPES FOR DOGS), a bit of fish, vegetable broth, meat broth, olive oil, etc.
For pets and livestock that will not eat herbs that way then making herb balls (blog on how to make) and giving them like a pill will be your other option. Of course salves are infused herbs that are applied topically for tissue issues. Appropriate for issue herb powders can be poured onto wounds.
The easiest way to work with Poultry & Games & Ratites depends on your personality. Some people like to make an infusion (herb tea that is lidded and steeped for 15+ minutes) with LayNLayer tm (click here) or other products and add that to their drinking water. HerBiotic tm is often fed this way when bacterial or viral issues show up in the flock or in the geographical area (click here). The amount of herbs you use will be to estimate your total bird weight in that pen. For example a group of 10 chickens at 5 lbs per bird weight will give you a 50 lb animal for dosage. If you use this method BE SURE that your animals continue to drink well and that the water is changed out and the container cleaned every single day to avoid growing a harmful bacterial experiment. You can keep your fresh infusion for up to three days in the refrigerator.
The other way, which is what works best for me, is to mix a bit of a liquid (such as in the pet section) with some feed and serve that. This works real well for starting chicks and baby birds of all types with GI Soother tm (click here for GI Soother) and Better Daze tm (click here). This method also assures me that my birds will drink their water since I haven't tampered with it's taste.
Adding an infusion (herbal tea) to water is the easiest way to give herbs to Rabbits,Cavies,Specialty Birds,Reptiles, Fish & Bees. Just like in the bird's section one will take the total estimated weight of the creatures and use that amount of herb with some water to make an infusion (herbal tea). If you are putting the tea into a water bottle with a roller tip be sure to strain the herbs out well so it doesn't jam the bearing. If you are adding herbs for overall nutritional reasons or being proactive start getting your animals used to the tea by adding only a little bit into their water so that they continue to drink well. For animals that are sick or otherwise needing the herbs now you may need to use an eye dropper and feed them some tea, extract or tincture. Ill fish can be put into a smaller tank and the tea can be added to their water. Bees should have a small amount of tea added to their drinking water or an appropriate amount of essential oil (very low doses- start with one drop) put on cotton balls and put in the hive.
Livestock often will drink infusions in their water and this works well if you limit them in their tank to just a bit more than the amount of water they will drink in a day. Be sure to stir your infusion (tea) well into the water and that everyone continues to drink the herb water.
Because I like to KNOW that my livestock are getting the herbs I want them to get I tend to make dosage balls and serve them, or add herbs mixed with a liquid to their grain / sprouts or in a difficult case I will mix the herbs with just enough liquid for it to draw easily into a drenching syringe (buy here) and then carefully drench (administer liquids orally) them. I also will mix some herbs with kelp and leave the kelp in mineral feeders which works great for small livsetock. For my horses I prefer to add their herbs with kelp to a mash (bran or grains, black strap molasses and warm/hot water). My pregnant mares, goats and alpacas never receive mu-se or bo-se injections. I just keep them on our whole herb product Kop-Sel tm which I serve with their kelp. Buy Kop-Sel tm here. Often times I will have herbs mixed in kelp in the bottom of the feed dishes for my milkers. While they are on the milkstand they have the option of eating their herbed kelp after they finish their feed if they want any. Often they do.
Here's to abundant wellness for your home, farm & ranch!
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After we tattoo we do mix HerBiotic Herb Mix Click here into their bottles to help their bodies avoid any possibility of infections or bacterial issues.
Katherine MH, CR, CA, CEIT, DipHIr, QTP has extensive alternative training in Vitalistic (cause oriented) wellness,including a Master's Degree in Herbology and has a heart to share with you so that you, your family and your creatures may achieve abundant wellness.