OsteoTonic *Bone injuries
- bone damage/injuries
- blood cleansing, blood pressure and circulation
- collagen and connective soft tissue
- maintenance of calcium stores
- detoxing and toning
- naturally occurring nutritive vitamin, mineral and antioxidant levels
Dried Herbs, Roots & Barks: Arctium lappa (Burdock), Calendula officinalis, Symphytum spp. (Comfrey), Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion), Inula helenium (Elecampane), Zingiber officinale (Ginger), Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn), Urtica dioica (Nettle), Rosa canina (Rosehips) & Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)*
- * Grown especially for us organically and biodynamically by Organic Herb Trading Co. https://www.biodynamics.com/what-is-biodynamics
- Supplements of any kind should be fed with caution to the pregnant or nursing mare so always seek veterinary advice.
- For pain/anti-inflammatory management, feed our TriBute for the early onset acute stage, weaning down to our DuoBute after 1/2-weeks - see our Pain page.
- I can't recommend highly enough the benefits of feeding Linseed (Micronised) to horses for joint health, as it is an invaluable nutrient-rich supplement containing all the omegas in balanced ratios and several of the essential amino acids used in the formation of collagen.
- Silica supplementation is important for supporting bone and tendon repairs - add a generous handful of millet seed to the feedbowl.
- Natural Vitamin E Oil is very important for bone injuries. Our EquiVita forage-balanced mineral range includes 2000ui vitamin E as standard.
- Bach Flowers Rescue Remedy can help promote the re-growth of attachment points.
- High dose Vitamin C is incredibly effective for the 'heal-all' effect. Make up a rosehip tea (33g to 1-litre) and slosh into feed.
- See our JST-Gel for topical assistance - I've always got a pot of this in my feed room plus I swear by it myself as I've liberally used it for 3 bone breaks.
- Calories and protein are important - the body uses a lot of energy to repair bones. In human health a severely broken bone could demand up to 6000 calories a day for healing. Equally, bones are made up of 'living' protein so increasing protein levels during the healing process is important.
- Minerals are super-important for bone support. While calcium and magnesium are a must, ensure the diet has balanced minerals and amino acids, particularly Lysine for the Vit.E synthesisation and for calcium absorption, Phosphorous, Zinc and Copper (see Mineral Solutions).
- Do like the old-timers did - apply a Comfrey & Burdock leaf poultice. Wrap several layers of leaves around the injurious site, cover with clingfilm, bandage and leave for 24hrs, changing daily.