Originally Posted by LadyRichards
I have had my vet out. She didnt recomend testing yet, she wasnt to concerned yet about it, I trust her, but Im also not going to run and put my horse on a product that isnt even us aproved and will cause liver damage in the long run. What I have my mare on is all naturl erb wont hurt her at all. So go beat your head as much as you want to.
You wanted opinions on what was up with your horses coat. People told you to go to the vet and have her tested for cushings. You decided to treat her as if she had cushings. And Yes natural herbs can and will do harm if you are treating an animal (whether it be human, horse or whatever) for something they potentially may not have. You are introducing something into their system that they may or may not need.
Did you even ask your vet about the coat? I am doubting not. It's not that hard to have it tested for so just call your vet and have it done. Then you know for sure what your horse should be treated for, if anything.
Chaste berry hasn't even been confirmed as a treatment for cushings. It's thought that it may or may not help, but there is no proof one way or the other. So yes, you are
potentially putting something in your horse's system that may cause more harm than good.
I also don't know where you get your information, but there are two US approved drugs for the treatment of cushings. Pergolide and cyproheptadine are the two drugs that are used to treat horses with cushings. Funny that you say they aren't US approved as they are also a form of medication for humans...