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The Veterinary Blog

The Main Focus of Verm-X

The Main Focus of Verm-X

The main focus of the Verm-X product range has always been to provide our customers with a completely natural and effective intestinal hygiene control product. Many of the herbs we use in our formulations also have other benefits to your animal's health, one of these being gut balancing properties. ...
WORMS AND HERBS

WORMS AND HERBS

I have a three year old black Labrador called Lucy. She is fit and well on her raw food diet, but I am uncomfortable with the routine use of chemical wormers for her. Can you suggest any way I can reduce the amount of chemicals please?   I think dogs, like humans, get too many pharma...
THE BENEFITS OF HERBS

THE BENEFITS OF HERBS

We have drugs for most problems in most species; humans, dogs, horses, cats and livestock. We know the entire human genetic structure, we understand bacteria and viruses and we no longer believe in magic potions. What possible use could there be for herbs in the modern world?   This i...
INTELLIGENT USE OF HERBS IN ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

INTELLIGENT USE OF HERBS IN ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

Nick Thompson MRCVS, Holisticvet Ltd., Bath, UK.Herbal medicine has been the very poor cousin to its' glamorous pharmaceutical relation for the last 80 years. Pharmaceuticals, as we know them, first appeared in the 1900s with sulpha antibiotics, Asprin, digitalis and nitroglycerine. Then in ...
HEN HEALTH

HEN HEALTH

Firstly, let's look at what makes hens healthy and what makes them ill.Hens need:  Shelter for protection from weather and protection from predators An enriched environment to prevent boredom  Quality food, clean water and grit Good standard of hygiene and provision of b...
BOOSTING IMMUNITY IN HORSES

BOOSTING IMMUNITY IN HORSES

Articles like this in the Horse & Hound are worrying when they tell us that the current equine flu vaccination may not be protective.http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/fears-equine-flu-vaccines-failing/?It therefore falls to us, horse owners, to maximally protect our mounts.For me, this non-vac...
FIRST POST FROM VET NICK THOMPSON.

FIRST POST FROM VET NICK THOMPSON.

Since the earliest times, man has effectively used herbs to maintain health in himself and his animals. In pre-history, herbs were on the planet long before animals. As higher mammals evolved from primordial soup to land dwelling, via mudskippers and dinosoars, they modified their metabolism ...
NICK DISCUSSES WOODWORM, A HERB TO AVOID.

NICK DISCUSSES WOODWORM, A HERB TO AVOID.

Lets look at some herbs that we should avoid giving to our pets... At Verm-X we take great care to use only the best and most appropriate herbs in our formulations - there are many herbs that, whilst commonly known, we avoid due to the risks they pose.  Here our Veterinary Consultant,...