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Cut out ear, eye and muzzle holes, and slip over the head.
This will hold bandage in place while allowing fresh air
in and insects out.
I wrap tails anytime I am going to be on that end of the
horse to make it easier to maneuver around and do whatever
it is I am doing and have better visibility.
Perfect as a full or partial leg wrap to cover a wound.
Keeps insects out and allows fresh air in. Wound can be
bandaged and panty hose will keep bandage in place. If wound
is healing and no longer bandaged, panty hose will still
I use with fearful animals that may not accept touch with
the hand readily. Spray with essential oil and stroke animal
Use to apply whatever (talc, powder) over large surfaces
(horses, etc.) using both hands. Animals like the soft touch.
Use to apply certain oils when animal may have fungus on
legs or back. I slip on rubber gloves and mitts over gloves
so the animal feels more comforted.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
I use this both external and internal with animals. Not
only do I use it with newspaper to wash my windows (regular
white apple cider vinegar) but I also take it internally
(natural apple cider vinegar (with the mother) and give
it to my animals.
Give internally to all my animals for the incredible health
benefits (use only the highest quality apple cider vinegar
with the mother).
Put in drinking water daily (along with aloe vera). I have
seldom had an animal not drink. It removes toxins from the
body and cleans the system.
I use apple cider vinegar (just the cheap stuff) as a body
wash for my horses. Mix one cup apple cider vinegar with
one gallon of water. Sponge the entire horse and let air
dry. If it’s a little chilly, I will cover with a
sheet, yes, just a bed sheet.
I use apple cider vinegar as a liniment before and after
work. I sponge the legs down and rub them. I also use it
on the back after letting the back cool down when I remove
the saddle. I always loosen my saddle, remove and leave
the pads on for a few minutes, remove and then rub down
with cider vinegar and aloe vera.
Bath animals, good for itchy skin, itching from insect bites,
and just itching.
Sunburn for rescues suffering from overexposure to sun and
Soak and soften overgrown chestnuts and feet
Soak warts (do not rub, just pat dry)
CAUTION: Rare but possible allergic reaction to aloe vera.
Put a small amount of aloe vera juice, from the plant or
bottle, on a small spot of exposed skin and if a stinging
or rash appear within a few minutes, DO NOT USE. However,
aloe vera reduces or eliminates the effects of many other
allergic reactions, as it is an anti-allergenic.
CAUTION FOR DIABETICS: Drinking aloe vera juice may improve
the ability of the pancreas to produce more insulin. Therefore,
diabetics (animals and humans) should always have the advice
of a medical professional to monitor their need for extra
I use aloe vera in the plant form and in the inexpensive
juice form both externally and internally for my animals
A few drops in the water daily (along with apple cider vinegar)
for its many health benefits.
Treat as first aid for first degree burns to stop pain and
reduce chance of immediate infection. Because it is quickly
absorbed, it will not hamper any later medical treatment
that may be required. I use aloe vera ointments that are
particularly designed for continuous treatment of burns
because they contain lubricants to help offset the astringent
aspects of the juice.
Cuts and wounds. For a deep wound, I have actually stuffed
it with the plant pulp and wrapped it and soaked the bandage
in the juice with incredible healing results.
Spring cleaning of my horses to help loosen the winter hair.
Follow with an apple cider vinegar rinse.
In a poultice mixture.
In a colic mixture.
Skin irritations often respond to alternating Palmolive
Dishwashing Detergent (do not rinse), apple cider vinegar
and aloe vera.
Aloe vera over stitches and after removal to increase healing
times and inhibits scarring.
I add aloe vera to my elderly Rottie’s dog food for
her arthritis and to aid in her digestion.
Aloe vera has been effective in treating the sores around
the ears caused by fly bites and the gel seems to leave
a protective barrier.
I put aloe vera on any simple abrasion or minor cut after
I use aloe vera as a sun block for my horses when we will
be exposed to direct sunlight all day. I rub it on their
nose, around eyes and ears. It doesn’t leave an oily
My iguanas benefited greatly from aloe vera. So many iguanas
suffer from poor diet and low quality living conditions,
the inclusion of aloe vera, both internal and external,
made an incredible difference.
Bennie Jean Kuehnle
The Animal Institute of Holistic Health
Twin Kreek Ranch Performance Horses
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