My poor Tu has eaten something that has majorly disagreed with him and I believe it was Ragwort
History.....10 days ago he was brought in from turnout time, went through 2 days of reminder work (was broken in over our summer, December/January) and then sent to be ridden lightly by 11 year old boy and when I went to collect him on Saturday we noticed he was unwell and then when we removed cover noticed sweat underneath flanks and girth, He was reluctant to move and after observation also noticed slightly swollen and tight belly and also constipation....wanting to do 2s but couldn't.....anyway managed to get uptake of food and H20 and administered an enema under consult with vet....finally did 1s and 2s that evening. Yesterday checked him again and wee bit brighter but went through a second sweat and we fed him willow leaves as a mild and natural painkiller. I have had to leave him where he is as he's not well enough to float even a short distance, Any way I think he is on the mend but I think that it will be awhile before I can turn him out again which I planned to do as he is only 2 1/2 yrs old. My poor little man!
My question is...do any of you know of any natural herbal supplements that I could feed him to help his recovery.....Ragwort poisoning attacks the liver preventing cell division therefore causing cell death causing soriosis?(sp) I have read that Dandelion leaves and roots help to expel toxins and am adding that to my witches brew (garlic, kelp, flaxseed oil and calcium), but do you know any others?
Please help as this is my precious boy and I feel quiet beside myself! This is him.