Doug English has been using turmeric for several years to help treat his animal patients and has seen many successes with turmeric for horses.
Turmeric has had positive results for:
- allergic dermatitis
- Queensland Itch in horses
- irritant bowel disease
- increased athletic ability racehorses (turmeric is classified as a food and does not swab)
- general health overall.
Horses accept turmeric very well. To greatly increase the metabolic effect (the absorption of turmeric into your body) add a dash of cracked pepper and some oil like olive, coconut, or linseed (these are the best oils because they are higher in omega 3 oils and have less omega 6 components which tend to increase inflammation). For more info click HERE to find out about the 3 basic ingredients.
Anyone sceptical that their horse would consume a curry-flavoured feed can take comfort from a study which investigated flavour preferences in horses. Turmeric was accepted by all horses in the study (although fenugreek won out as the favourite flavour).