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Poisonous plants for horses

Posted by Valley View Animal Feeds on May 9, 2016 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Poisonous plants for horses

 

Ragwort

 

While ragwort has a bitter taste and is rarely eaten by horses when it is growing, when it is wilted or dried it becomes more palatable. This plant contains toxins that result in liver failure and even death, so hay should not be made from fields containing ragwort. Eating just 1-5kg of the stuff over a horse’s life time may be fatal.

Ragwort thrives on poor grazing and wasteland, and each plant produ...

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TURMERIC

Posted by Valley View Animal Feeds on May 9, 2016 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Turmeric is a product of Curcuma longa, a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the ginger family Zingiberaceae, which is native to tropical South Asia. As many as 133 species of Curcuma have been identified worldwide  Most of them have common local names and are used for various medicinal formulations. The turmeric plant needs temperatures between 20°C and 30°C and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Individual plants grow to a height of 1 m, and ...

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An important alfalfa fact

Posted by Valley View Animal Feeds on May 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

An important alfalfa fact would be its power packed nutritional constituents. This would include minerals and vitamins, choline, organic acids, free amino acids, non-protein amino acids (example canavinine), strachydrine, coumarins, isoflavonoids, saponins and steroids such as b-sitosterol, campesterol, stigamsterol, etc. Alfalfa also contains vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, chlorophyll and carotene, as well as minerals such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Pure Alfalfa leaves and ste...

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Clinical and clinicopathologic effects of large doses of raw linseed oil as compared to mineral oil in healthy horses.

Posted by Valley View Animal Feeds on January 24, 2016 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Clinical and clinicopathologic effects of large doses of raw linseed oil as compared to mineral oil in healthy horses.

Schumacher J1, DeGraves FJ, Spano JS.

Abstract

The clinical and clinicopathologic effects of raw linseed oil and mineral oil were compared. In a crossover experimental design trial, 6 horses were given either raw linseed oil (2.5 mL/kg body weight) or mineral oil (10 mL/kg body weight), twice, 12 hours apart. Two weeks later, the horses received...

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Omega 3 and Omega 6

Posted by Valley View Animal Feeds on December 5, 2015 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (3)

Raw freshly ground carob crumb (not roasted or cooked) is classed as a super food and contains a perfect balance of 6:1 ratio of omega 6 fatty acids and omega 3 fatty acids and is far superior to most nuts and seeds. More importantly You need the EPA and DHA forms of omega-3 to promote proper body function. How much EPA and DHA are in linseed? NONE.

What Linseed does contain is alpha-linolenic acid, which has to be converted to EPA and DHA to be of any use in your body. Your body o...

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Our Turmeric for sale on ebay and Amazon

Posted by Valley View Animal Feeds on December 5, 2015 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (2)

This is a recent testimonial left on our sister web site www.valleyviewcornwall.co.uk. All turmeric powder been sold on alternative sites ebay etc. with a minimum of 3.5% curcumin has been sourced from ourselves and if in doubt please ask the sellers to provide an authentic legal certificate with the purchase. We are fully licenced for import/export, and not a retailer, you are buying direct.

''This is really good value for money,my daughter first bought this off eBay and paid fou...

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Poisoning in horses due to linseed cake

Posted by Valley View Animal Feeds on December 5, 2015 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

This is only one of 547 recorded hydrocyanic acid poisoning's by the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux (CAB) Data base. I wonder how many more have not been diagnosed or recorded.

An outbreak of hydrocyanic acid poisoning which killed 9 horses is recorded. The source of the HCN was traced to linseed cake. Symptoms are described.-W. M. Allcroft.


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