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COMFREY

Post: # 77801Post yugogypsy
Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:25 pm

YES YOUR HORSE CAN HAVE COMFREY!

Excuse the caps but I have heard the question too much-comfrey, a pinch of cayenne and a dash of cider vinegar in his dinner will help the arthritis mightily-

Been there done that-got another horse and donkey,so I'm still at it

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Post: # 77983Post Peggy Sue
Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:49 am

Excellent :cheers:
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Post: # 78036Post Jack
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:44 pm

Gidday

Peggy Sue, that sound bloody expensive glucossamine Eh! Go to the supermarketand get some off the shelf. Comfrey will not hurt horses if they eat it. I wouldn't force feed though as horses are smart than we are and might know when they have had enough.

As for external use of comfrey, I just made a very strong tea and mixed it with coconut oil.
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Post: # 78075Post Peggy Sue
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:17 am

My feeling is the vets were ripping me off sure enough :cry:
They told me the insurance would pay for it, which they didn't :pale:
Not planning to buy any more from them!!

I'll offer my old boy some comfrey and see what he thinks
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Post: # 78909Post kimmysmum
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:00 pm

I give my horse (Gremlin) some semi dired comfrey occassionally. He likes it.
In November I put in a post about building my Comfrey patch. Well the sides are still up and hopefully I will get it filled and planted this weekend.
Fingers crossed as my 7 plants have now turned to 12. Uh oh sounds like an invasion :lol:
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Post: # 79001Post mauzi
Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:24 am

Hello kimmysmum, didn't know you were here.

I have used comfrey as an ointment and encouraged all my animals to eat it for some 20 years. I love it. The ointment is great for any wounds (I add a little lavender, honeysuckle and/or calendula for wounds) as well, leaves as a poultice for sprains and strains (both animal and human) and the animals and poultry love to eat it. The geese particularly go crazy for it and eat heaps, the chickens eat a lot just at the start of winter I have noticed, pigs, goats, donkey and horses as well. Fantastic. As others have said it will spread like crazy, dies down in winter here but reappears in spring. I believe it is difficult to grow from seed (I think some varieties will not actually grow at all by seed) and most people find it easier to grow it from a piece of root.

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