Joint pain, Back pain and Stiffness are common problems in our equine athletes. In TCVM, we look at the pattern of symptoms of our patients. Is the pain acute or chronic ? Is the patient young or old ? Is there an underlying Qi Deficiency ? Is there an imbalance of Yin and Yang ?
Equine Du Huo is the herbal formula we use for horses with joint pain with an underlying Yang Deficiency. These horses will be worse in the cold weather and may also have a cold, sore back. This is a common pattern for our geriatric horses.
This formula is warming so should not be used for horses with a Yin Deficiency or horses with heat tolerance issues, infections or allergies. Our neutral arthritis formula is Body Sore.
Equine Du Huo is a modification of a common formula used by humans for arthritis called Solitary Hermit or Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang.
Dosage for horses is 3 grams twice per day. Our concentrated granules are very palatable.
Contains : Du Huo, Qin Jiao, Fang Feng, Bai Zhi, Niu Xi, Ba Ji Tian, Sang Ji Sheng, Du Zhong, Qiang Huo, Dang Gui, Chuan Xiong, Rou Gui, Bu Gu Zhi and Gu Sui Bu.
Check out Dr. Wendy's blog for food therapy options for horses during the cold winter months.