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WHITETHORN EQUINE HEALTH
This wonderful picture of Cosmos was sent to us from Sinead - a participant on the Canine Level 1 online wksp. Cosmos's digestive system was struggling to maintain health shown by mucus and blood in his stools. Sinead had wormed Cosmos and taken him to the vet for treatment but the symptoms continued and deteriorated further. The Spirulina sample sent out in the Canine Workshop Workpack was demolished by Cosmos and after self-selecting Spirulina for a week his stools were healthy and lacked any mucus or blood. Another lucky dog whose guardian trusted his ability to self-select! You can see Cosmos's other pack members all below awaiting their turn at the 'Spirulina Bar'!
After the success of our Live online Equine Level 2 workshops we are excited to announce dates for our Equine and Canine Level 1 online workshops. Both Level 1's will be three days over 2 weekends. This is a new format to allow for participants to practice and avail of support in between the weekends to give them the best possible start on the 'offering' and 'selecting' process. Both workshops are interactive with participants receiving a Work Pack which
We are delighted to announce that we have successfully sourced from the continent a lovely rich Organic Co2 Rosehip extract (Rosa canina). This type of distillation process ensures absolutely no solvent residue and the product (human grade) contains a broad level of constituents which includes high levels of Linoleic acid (essential fatty acid belonging to the omega-3 fatty acids group) which has been proven to inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandin resulting in reduced inflammation. Older animals that have joint issues or are arthritic and younger growing animals select Rosehip Co2. If you feel your animal may benefit from Rosehip Co2, click here to purchase at our online shop. There are various
Carly was absolutely delighted to be invited by Lisa Tully, Animal intuitive and communicator, to talk about her work at a webinar themed 'Caring for Animals in a Challenging Human World'. Lisa talked for a while about the animals she has helped and then Carly explained how Zoopharmacognosy can help animals at this challenging time including recommending extracts to offer for fear and anxiety. These included Frankincense, Violet Leaf, Valerian (floral water and essential oil), both the Chamomiles (Roman & German) as well as oils for comfort such as Jasmine, Rose and Linden Blossom (floral water and essential oil). Lisa reminded us that the animals we share our lives with (dogs in particular) are often affected by our own state of health and so it's important to look after ourselves alongside our animals. If you wish to see a recording of it (it's free!) click here. Our next Webinar, called Your pet and Zoopharmacognosy is on Sun 7th Feb 2021. Click here to register. Hope you see you there!
In late November we held our first Canine Zoopharmacognosy workshop online where 8 participants and their furry friends all came together on Zoom to learn how to use the self-selection approach with their Dogs. Some were horse owners and had already completed our Equine workshop and are already using this approach with their horses but were keen to learn the different techniques employed when offering herbs and other extracts to dogs. (Click here for details of our next Canine Online Live 3-day Wksp) It was great fun with several different interactive elements ensuring no 'Death by Powerpoint'
In October we had our inaugural Online Equine Zoopharmacognosy workshop with our Level 2 students. It was great fun if a little unpredictable at times! Maisie was a little star struck for a while, so we removed her for a calming down period and she returned to do some great work selecting for emotional issues with a little bit of processing. Maisie can have bouts of aggression (like a lot of teenagers!) and selected Vanilla, Vetiver and Rose to balance hormones. To learn of Level 2 contents click on read more
New additions available for your Apothecary!
We are excited to introduce a Worming Kit of selected extracts for offering - the extracts include Neem oil (organic), Neem pwdr (organic), Wormwood pwdr, Thyme, Clove and Garlic essential oils. We offer them routinely to control worm burdens here at Whitethorn Farm as well as implementing other management procedures such as Faecal Egg Counts and rotational grazing etc.
We have also sourced a new Co2 extract to add to your range of anti-inflammatories. Over the last few years in the Applied Zoopharmarmacognosy Industry, due to the concern over issues regarding obesity and pancreatitis (particularly with respect to dogs) there has been a drive to reduce where possible the level of carrier oils consumed during self-selection such as those found present in macerates. It is with this in mind that we have sourced and trialled Calendula Co2 extract here at our Clinic in Sligo. It's a sticky one that stains everything it comes into contact with yellow but very effective so the downsides are worth it we feel!
Thor was rescued from desperate circumstances - he was found in a makeshift pen under a bridge in the city with no water or feed. As well as obviously having being neglected and malnourished he had multiple wounds on his body. He was taken into care by the rescue services and his luck changed: A mother and daughter team in the Midlands took him home and started the long process of care required to nurse him back to health.
CASE STUDY : Remarkable resolution of PANNUS. So this is 'Dog' as she is affectionately known! A beautiful GS that came to me for Zoopharmacognosy after being diagnosed by her Vet with Pannus (autoimmune disease resulting in blindness normally considered incurable). Dog was knocking into walls etc and needless to say, she and all her human family members were finding this rapidly progressive blindness extremely distressing (deteriorated within 3 weeks). 👏👏