Horse Health Care: Are Herbs Food or Medicine?

I frequently get asked by horse owners whether they should treat herbs as food or medicine for their horses. It’s a good question, especially if you are a do-it-yourself kind of horse owner and want to be sure that what you feed your horse is safe.

Herbs are included in many supplements for horses so it is important to understand what actions they may have. For instance, most horse owners understand why glucosamine or MSM would be included in a supplement but what about milk thistle, slippery elm, or uvi ursi?

Want to know more about the role herbs play in horse health care? Discover the definition of “medicine” and learn the three categories of herbs (as well as the actions of each category) in the full article:

Herbs: Food or Medicine?

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