Joint Ill treatment - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Joint ill usually occurs in foals, although it may occur in horses of any age. It is more commonly referred to as infective arthritis and is an infection of the joint that occurs most commonly in foals, particularly those who who fail to receive colostrum. Joint ill begins when bacteria enter the bloodstream and invade the bone or synovial membranes of the joint.

The disease is characterized by severe lameness with heat, swelling and pain. Joint Ill needs to be trested speedily to minimise further damage to the joint.

Symptoms of joint ill:

  • Fever
  • Swelling
  • Lameness
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleepiness

It is important to identify and treat Joint Ill as early and as quickly as possible, for the best outcome. A course of strong anti-biotics might be prescribed by your vet. 

My mix includes Burdock, Echinacea, Elecampane, Ethanol, Equisetum, Garlic, Hawthorn, Red Clover, Rosehips, Dr Bach™ Flowers; Crab Apple, Walnut. This mix quickly removes bacteria and inflammation as well as healing and strengthening the cells of the bones and ligaments of the joint.




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