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Equine Herbals Cushy Life helps relieve Ginty's symptoms of Cushings Syndrome
Posted on 2:07pm Tuesday 21st Feb 2012
Kate Leeson from Loughborough, Leics, offers Ginty’s story to discovering Cushy Life.
"It was out of desperation that I came across Cushy Life”, says Kate, who has owned the veteran 13.2hh chestnut mare, Ginty, (pictured) for nearly 20 years.
“As her condition worsened over the years, even living in a sand paddock with only a little soaked hay and large doses of Pergolide, bute and aspirin prescribed by the vet, Ginty was suffering from repeated bouts of laminitis”, explains Kate.
“There were times when I should have put her to sleep but I couldn’t bear to give up on her”, says Kate.
Kate contacted Naturally Animals and zoopharmacognosist and iridologist, eanne Wrentmore examined Ginty.
Kate explains, “I’d used a product for hormonal mares for Ginty as it said it was useful for Cushing’s Syndrome on the back of the bottle but Leanne advised that Cushy Life would be more suitable and economical – Ginty is very suspicious if you try to feed her anything new but I need only put 5-10ml instead of 50ml on her hay as it is so concentrated. Ginty eats it all up and it is definitely more economical.
At the time of speaking to Kate, Ginty is taking a quarter of the amount of Pergolide, a rice bran and herb diet to support her liver and digestion and just 5mls of Cushy Life twice a day and has not had a bout of laminitis for nearly a year!
Taking a holistic approach to Ginty’s care, Kate says, “We realised the laminitis was giving her contracted heels and making her foot sore but she’s gradually adapted to being unshod and wearing boots now only when the ground is very hard.
“I also discovered she’s also got specific liver problems and so Ginty has James Hart Solutions Purify in the spring and autumn to support her liver”, says Kate.
“I bought Ginty to teach me things and although I’ve not always liked what she’s taught me, I’ve certainly learnt loads”, concludes Kate.
Kate will now contact Leanne regarding the new James Hart Solutions Canine Series of supplements to help the ‘World’s Biggest Problem Dog’, Kate adding, “I just wonder if James Hart Solutions can do anything for me?”