Zoopharmacognosy research link

Essential oils for horses

Zoopharmacognosy, or animal self-medication, is a fascinating subject, and something I am lucky enough to observe pretty much every day of my life. I was happy to find this article, which gives some good examples of how wild animals seek out the herbs and minerals they need.  Below is a link to the article and fun video clip I made of animals selecting essential oils, enjoy!

 

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I often mull over the fact that with our animals we play God, creating them in our own likeness: the nervous rider whose horse jumps at everything, the over-anxious dog owner whose dog is aggressive to strangers, the owner who is unhappy with their life so keeps finding non-existent problems in their horse, even the super-happy person with super-happy pet!…. For me one of the most important things animal owners can understand is how they affect their animals and how their own world view will affect what they see in their animals.

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  1. Can’t wait until your book on Cats comes out-I’ll be looking for it(s)