We present to you the five most important homeopathic substances you should have at hand in case of emergencies. This way they don't have to be procured at a pharmacy first when an emergency presents itself.
I. The Five Most Important Homeopathic Remedies
- Aconitum - The Shock Agent
After an accident or a shock, Aconitum has proven itself. The horses are very restless and react in panic. Aconitum helps with mental and physical consequences of a fright or shock. The homeopathic substances may be effective for a long time after the event.
- Arnica - The Injury Agent
The homeopathic remedy Arnica is helpful in all injuries that are accompanied by bleeding. Applications include abrasions, bruises or nailings. The horses are restless and anxious.
- Nux Vomica - The Digestive Agent
Spasm colics or other symptoms of poisoning symptoms respond well to Nux vomica. For example, if your horse has eaten spoiled food or poisonous plants, Nux vomica may be given until the veterinarian arrives.
- Rhus Toxicodendron - The Substance for Dislocations and Strains
For painful inflammation of the joints, which occur after a dislocation or strain, Rhus Toxicodendron has proven helpful. The horses are in great pain, at the beginning of a movement. Slow and sustained movements will reduce the pain. However, the pain returns with ongoing exercise.
- Argentum Nitricum - For Very Nervous and Stressed Horses
The horses quickly become hectic when they feel a change. For example, they develop diarrhea, become shaky and anxious about a tournament or an exam. Caused by the stress they react with trembling, restlessness, and fears.
II. Homeopathy in Horses
You can treat minor injuries and discomforts by yourself. Homeopathic remedies are helpful for the sole or concomitant therapy of horses. Be sure to handle only those complaints yourself that you can properly assess. Emergencies, serious and chronic illnesses should always be treated by a veterinarian. Of course, homeopathic remedies can be used to accompany other treatments by the veterinarian or by the horse owner.
Which complaints are suitable for self-treatment and how you administer the remedies properly, you can read in the guide "Homeopathy for horses" https://www.hallo-homoeopathie.de/wissen/homoeopathie-fuer-pferde (German).