How exciting! You have been preparing for a long time to be ready for your upcoming show. Breeding programs, selecting stock, training, proper nutrition and care. I also love the opportunities to make new friends and learn more to continually improve on genetics. Here are some products I love to keep on hand to help me help my furry friends to look their best at the event.
A week before I like to use MMune™ 2 to 3x daily. It's a bummer to have an animal pull up unwell just a couple days before an event. I also want to be sure their immune systems are well supported at a time they will incur more stress which will result with a dip in immune system efficiency. Showing is also a time that our creatures get exposed to microbes and germs from other farms- sometimes nationwide.
I also like to keep Wonderful Salve™ on hand for those cuts and scratches and hopefully not worse that can occur when traveling or in pens. I have seen everything a broken leg and sprains on goat kids that got a leg caught in a fence and I have experienced a cattle panel snapping in my face and ripping my skin under my eye among other injuries. I always keep Wonderful Salve™ with me even for international travel. I simply love this salve. Just dap it on several times a day.
Sometimes animals experience swelling from transporting or standing on hard surfaces, twisting a leg or bumping something with a leg. I love AKing Joint Support™ for this issue. In these situations I like to give a double or triple dose depending on the situation every two waking hours then about 4x a day after that until after I get them home, then 3x a day for 3 or 4 more days or based on what they show you. All at triple dose if wanted.
HerBiotic™ is my friend whenever my animal starts feeling ill. I also give this normal dose (on the label) every 2 waking hours the first day, then 4x a day for 2 more days (or even two more if still at an event), then 3x a day for another 4 days past getting home.
GISoother™ is nice for those that have GI upsets / diarrhea while on the road or at an event. I give it also at triple dose for a situation like this every two waking hours then 4x a day for 2-4 days, then 3x a day for about 4 more. If they improve rapidly you can reduce this schedule.
BreatheDeeplee™ Is good to keep on hand if one thinks they may get exposure to something respiratory, even from things like additional dust in the air (have you ever looked at a sunbeam in a barn to see it full of particulate).
Wishing you the best and most amazing show successes, wellness and blessings, Katherine. These products and more can be purchased online for the US and Canada at www.firmeadowllc.com
EW in Texas wrote, "Hi Katherine!!
I know I rave about them all the time, BUT, just had to email you once again about your miraculous herbs.
I found Amelia, a buff orpington and one of my favorite chickens (why is it always the favorites?? ) this morning seriously sick. It appeared to be neurological in origin, her eyes and head kept listing to the right, almost as if her vision was spinning, she couldn't seem to see in front of her, and when she mustered the strength to walk, she could only walk in circles. She would lay down, and her head would turn repeatedly to the right. Even with her eyes closed I could see her eyes were still moving to the right repetitively. It was terrible and I have never in all my years of chicken-keeping seen anything like it. I have absolutely no idea what could possibly have caused it, as far as we knew, she was in perfect health yesterday.
Being unsure about the origin, whether it was bacterial or viral or toxin or traumatic, I took a shotgun approach and mixed together a slurry of water, probiotics, Herbiotic, GI Soother, and DWA with a few drops of PolyViSol (her presentation reminded me a bit of the "star-gazing" I have seen in B12 deficient goats), and syringed this down her throat.
We put her in the henspital cage to rest, and I returned within an hour to give her a second dose, if she wasn't already gone (I was pretty certain she would be, the decline was happening fast). At best, I hoped to find her in the same state instead of worsening.
To my amazement, Amelia was standing, walking, and talking, and when I opened the cage door she walked right up to it in a straight line. She gladly ate some yogurt (I had offered it to her before but she couldn't see the dish) and drank water.
I am still in shock!! I know that I know that your herbs are powerful, but for her to experience that level of improvement, within an hour, just absolutely astonished me.
She still has a ways to go, but I feel confident that she should make a full recovery, which I just really didn't think was going to happen.
I still don't know which thing worked and why, but I don't care, it worked!
So, thank you, thank you, thank you, and thank God for the wisdom he has bestowed upon you because your herbs have saved several of our animals now!!
Blessings and hugs, E
Katherine's note. For this situation I would encourage the use of HerBiotic(tm) herb mix, available on our site at www.firmeadowllc.com , Products tab, Animals Herb Mixes
Be Blessed :)