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Natural Herbs

Whitethorn Equine Health

Equine Herbal Wksp (Applied Zoopharmacognosy) Foundation Level

20th/21st April '24 ​Lismore, Co. Waterford

What is zoopharmacognosy?

 Zoopharmacognosy refers to the process by which animals in the wild self-medicate by instinctively foraging for plants, algae's, clays and minerals for their medicinal properties. This survival trait allows an animal to use its innate ability to prevent disease as well as regain health. There is nothing new about animals self-selecting the medicinal compounds present within herbs – it has always been an essential survival trait used by animals in the wild in order to maintain health. Domesticated animals have not lost this ability – just the opportunity! Your horse is already self-selecting every time it chooses between one plant in the field and another.  


Applied Zoopharmacognosy then, is an observational science involving offering plant extracts according to presenting symptoms enabling domestic and captive animals to self-medicate effectively in environments devoid of therapeutic plants. 

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Foundation Level Wksp

This 2-day workshop is a combination of theory & practical where you will acquire a life-long skillset that will empower you to restore and maintain your horse’s health using herbs, essential oils and minerals. You will have the opportunity to learn how to work with physical issues such as sprains, wounds, laminitis, hormonal imbalances as well as behavioural issues such as fear, anxiety and aggression.
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This workshop is accepted by the Irish Veterinary Council for credits towards veterinary CPD requirements.

Date: Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd April 2024

Location: A private facility located in Lismore, Co. Waterford

Listen to Carly's interesting story on how she first discovered Zoopharmacognosy and how it helped her horse!

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