Horse Allergies: It's that Time of Year!
'Tis the season for horse allergies again. The coughing, the sneezing, the runny noses and goopy eyes, the welts and sores; you try everything to make your horse comfortable and perhaps you find some success, but a day by day solution to a seasonal problem can exhaust you and your horse.
Antihistamines and steroids are effective tools for the treatment of horse allergies and for good reason. They are effective and work fast to bring temporary relief. The problem is that if you have to repeat the injections or continue with pharmacologic aides, the side effects may bring unwanted consequences. Trading one problem for another is not really a solution.
Why does a horse develop allergies?
Horse allergies are the result of impaired immune function and nutrient deficiencies that leave the horse's system too weak to fight off specific allergens. When the horse comes in contact with an allergen it’s system hurtles into overdrive with an exaggerated response that presents as exaggerated symptoms. What we need to do is to bring balance back to the immune system so the horse's body can fight the allergy without making themself, and you, miserable.
What can you do about horse allergies?
One of the most effective ways to boost immune health is with the addition of highly digestible forms of Omega 3 fatty acids. Chia seeds, chia oil, ground flax seeds, flaxseed oil, hemp oil, and hemp seed hearts are fantastic ways to add Omega 3’s to your horse's diet. A little bit goes a long way toward helping, but it may not be enough. Enter StableFeed!
Steroids and antihistamines have their place among treatments for extreme allergic reactions, but StableFeed’s Spirulina Chia effectively relieves the symptoms of horse allergies while improving the overall health of your horse. Our clients call it “magic”.
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