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posted 06-14-2001 10:14 AM           Edit/Delete Message
Is it true that tobacco can be given to horses in order to control worms. How does it work? Is it safe to use? I would like to try it for my horse. Would tobacco put less strain on his liver than stronger pharmaceutical wormers?

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posted 06-14-2001 11:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Herbalist     Edit/Delete Message
Dear Danielle:

Thanks for writing.

We would first advise you to contact your local vet, and then suggest that you not give tobacco to your horse, even if it were any good to treat worms, and I am not saying it is or is not, you would be hard put to determine the dosage or frequency, or whether it should be chewing tobacco or some other kind. At high dosages, such as would probably be needed, tobacco would certainly damage the intestinal lining and would more than likely lead to more serious problems, ie. cancer.

We encourage to examine discrepancies in the animal's diet. Diet deficient animals have shown a greater likelyhood to acquire parasites. For more on this you should consult with your vet.

We encourage you to add 10 Acidophilus capsules to his feed 2xs day.

Secondly, we suggest you include a whole chopped fresh garlic at every feeding. Also included the crushed seeds of fresh grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes in his diet.
Three large spoons of aloe vera juice and gel will help repel worms.
Feed the animal as much fresh steamed vegetables as it will eat add to this 1 spoon of wheat bran. Add also to his diet 3 spoons of wheat germ oil. Add figs and papaya to his diet they actually digest the outer lining that protects intestinal worms, also include fresh parsley in his diet.

Having said that, we also remind you that the above remedies are sometimes best started with a one to two day fast and the use of a purgative laxative, and for this we again suggest that you contact your local vet, if interested in locating a holistic veterinarian we suggest that you contact:

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association 2214 Old Emmorton Rd.
Bel Air, MD 21014 (301) 838-7778, or Holistic Animal Consulting Center 29 Lyman Av. Staten Island, NY 10305 718-720-5548.

For information on holistic animal products contact Newton Laboratories P.O. Box 936 Lithonia, GA 30058 (404) 922-2644, 1-800-448-7256.

You may also consult the main page at http://www.wirefire.com where there is a very capable, experienced and kind veterinarian, go to the Ask the Experts section.

We hope to have been of some help to you. Do not hesitate to contact us again.
Good Luck ! H.

[This message has been edited by Herbalist (edited 06-16-2001).]

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posted 06-14-2001 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Herbalist     Edit/Delete Message
Dear Danielle:

Hello again ! Before I forget, we would also suggest an old Afro-Cuban remedy, cut an unpeeled pineapple and steep in a half-gallon of slightly boiling water for up to 3 hours add 4 cups to the animals water daily.

Crushed pumpkin seeds and papaya seeds will also prove helpful. Add daily to the feed.

Good Luck ! H.

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