Your Guide to Garlic for Horse Nutrition

Garlic for horse nutrition can be an important part of natural horse nutrition. Garlic (Allium sativum) can promote healthy bacteria in the digestive tract and is one of the world's most powerful antioxidant foods. Garlic has been used for food and medicine in many cultures. During biblical times, Jewish people used it for the health of their donkeys and other animals. Since it's considered by many to be the most commonly used herb for horses, it deserves its own page.

What are some other benefits of feeding garlic for horse nutrition?

  • It may help increase your horse's appetite.
  • It may help keep flies, gnats, and mosquitoes away.
  • It may help eliminate internal parasites.
  • It may aid endurance.
  • It naturally contains Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), a supplement that is commonly used on people and animals for joints and allergies.
  • What are some garlic products for horses?

  • Bug Off Garlic by Springtime, Inc. uses 100% pure dehydrated garlic granules.
  • Garlic Granules by Wendals Herbs uses 100% pure garlic granules.
  • Equi-Garlic by Sweetwater Nutrition uses garlic grown in the northern Chinese province.
  • Inside Out by Cheval International contains unscented garlic, apple cidar vinegar, and brewer's yeast and is a good garlic for horse source if you are looking for a product that is not strictly garlic.

  • You can find other sources on the internet or in health food stores. Feed the recommended dosage on the product for a horse. Feeding excessive amounts of garlic beyond what is recommended, such as 7 ounces daily, may cause anemia. Generally, a normal recommended dosage of pure garlic does not come anywhere close to that amount. So, just make sure your horse can't help himself to the garlic.

    Garlic for horse nutrition is something you can consider. Garlic has helped many horses but with any new product, you should monitor your horse. If your horse is sick, injured, on any medication, or you have any concerns, you can check with your vet prior to feeding the garlic. Please see the disclaimer. If you have any concerns after feeding garlic for horse nutrition, consult your vet.

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