Chastetree Berry to Help Shedding

Spring is finally arriving and time for our horses to shed out their winter coats for new sleek summer coats. However, older horses with a heavy thick coat and guard hairs, may not shed easily. Chastetree berry may be able to help.

Chastetree berry has a number of beneficial effects that are seen in some horses.

➡ May improve shedding of old coat: Effects are usually seen in 2-3 weeks that there is improved shedding. Frequently the new coat comes in and is sleeker. This is especially important so that horses do not get overheated.


Chastetree berry


➡ May lift depression and apathy: Some horses seem livelier with a better sense of well-being. Robert Eustace of the Laminitis Trust found that in a trial of 120 horses, all horse owners reported that there was an improvement in demeanor.

➡ May allow the horse to feel more energetic: Horses that were more listless seem to be back to their normal self.

➡ May reduce polydipsia and polyuria: Some horses find that their thirst returns to normal with chastetree berry.

➡ May improve hoof comfort: Some horses find improved hoof comfort.

Now is the time of year to consider helping your horse’s comfort. When a horse doesn’t shed fully in the summer, the heat can cause increased stress. If your horse doesn’t shed, body clipping your horse is a mammoth job, but a kind thing to do.


Chastetree berry

Use in Cushings Disease

Chastetree berry helps alleviate many of the symptoms of Cushings Disease. It’s important to note that while the horse is more comfortable, the ACTH levels are not normalized. Treatment with pergolide is the gold standard for treatment of Cushings Disease under the care of a veterinarian.

It’s important to recognize the tools that are available to help your horse live their best life.

Disclaimer: Statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.

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