Recently, turmeric has grown very popular in everyday households. More people are turning to this potent spice for its amazing properties. It also appears to have a well-earned place in barns. Your horse can experience some of the same benefits of this unique supplement. It’s safe and all-natural.
What is it?
Traditionally used in Indian and Chinese medicine, turmeric is derived from the stems of the Curcuma Ionga plant. It has a bright golden color. Curcumin is an important ingredient in this spice. It boasts anti-oxidant properties.
Reasons to Feed Your Horse Turmeric
- Maintains healthy skin (fights itchiness and sarcoids)
- Improves joint stiffness and soft tissue swelling
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Supports your horse’s respiratory system
- Encourages a healthy immune system
- Tonic for older horses
How Should You Feed Turmeric
It’s best to feed turmeric with an oil. This improves its absorption rate. On average, one tablespoon per day of the powder can be used for maintenance in horses. Keep a lookout for diarrhea and appetite changes.
As an alternative to the powder, SmartPak has a supplement called Smart & Simple Turmeric Pellets. It provides 10,000 mg of this spice to your horse in pellet form. It’s easy and mess free!
This may be just what your horse needs to feel more comfortable!
Looking for more natural ideas? Check out ‘10 Steps To Natural Horse Care‘!