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Horse Had A Bound Up Tummy

Author: Nancy S.
Date: 07-01-2004
Views: 7,339
Word Count: 448
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 194-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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We were moving our horses from their winter pasture to our new ranch. I noticed that one of our horses that we bought last fall wasn't acting right, but being busy in moving I forgot about him. The next day when we were watering the horses I noticed that Trigger was lying down.

I watched him and he got up and later he laid down again. During that time of filling the tanks up he had laid down 5 times. This is not normal for a horse to do. Yes they will lie down but when they get up they will not lie right back down again.

I knew Trigger probably had a bad tummy ache. When we were done, my husband and I caught him and we saw he really was looking sick. I listened to his stomach and there wasn't hardly any sound at all. This told us that he was bound up bad.

I gave him 20 drops of the DiGize oil blend under the lip and 6 drops each of Peppermint and DiGize on the frog of the front feet. I gave him 6 drops of DiGize in a squirt of Ortho Sport in the palm of my hand and I massaged from his flank down under his stomach to help relax the muscles.

In less then 3 minutes he had a bowel movement and there was an increase of sounds in his stomach. After an hour of walking him around he seemed better. Before we left, I gave him 40 drops of DiGize inside his lip because the people we bought him from only de-wormed their horses once a year.

So, we were concerned about the worms causing him the stomach problem. I also noticed that he was coughing. We didn't have all our oils with us so the next day when we came down to water and check on the horses, I brought the rest of my oils.

Trigger was better but still acted sick so we de-wormed him with 10 capsules of the ParaFree oil blend. I also applied the RC oil blend and Melaleuca ericifolia on his chest, the Raven oil blend and Oregano on the frog of his front feet. I did the Raindrop Technique on his spine with Oregano and Thyme, plus he received DiGize again.

The next day you wouldn't believe that he was the same horse! He had a sparkle in his eyes and his cough was gone. He came up to eat his grain and wouldn't let another horse take his grain. Days before he wouldn't eat and didn't care if they took his grain.

The essential oils came to the rescue again in saving the life of this horse!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: cough — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
2.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,upset-stomach-/-tummy — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
3.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,upset-stomach-/-tummy — "Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."Link
4.Associated topics: gastrointestinal — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
5.Associated topics: colon-/-gut-/-intestines-/-bowels — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
6.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,upset-stomach-/-tummy — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
7.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,colon-/-gut-/-intestines-/-bowels — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
8.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,gas-/-fart-(Flatulence),colon-/-gut-/-intestines-/-bowels — "A 4 weeks treatment with peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.... The symptoms evaluated were: abdominal bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, pain at defecation, passage of gas or mucus, and urgency at defecation."Link

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