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post #1 of 4 Old 01-11-2018, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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I am new here so hope to manage. My beautiful horse has asthma at an early stage so far. I wish to give him black seeds, next to a medication when he has a critical time. I can't find the Corect daily dosage for the seeds. My horse is a normal big horse, a male and has 15 years old :)) I really hope into an answer :)))))) Thank you so much!!!
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-11-2018, 03:31 PM
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What sort of "black seeds" are you referring to? Black Oil Sunflower Seeds (BOSS) is what most folks feed, but that has little to do with heaves/athsma or other breathing issues.

Are you giving him the seeds as a supplement, or to get him to eat his medication?
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-11-2018, 05:59 PM
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A quick google search comes up with Nigella sativa L, aka Black Cumin and seems to be credited with curing or easing any number of ills including asthma

This quote is from this article so it has been used to treat a horse
The concept of black seed being used to assist sufferers of asthma is indeed an interesting possibility. The fact that it took Germany by storm after curing a famous show horse certainly empowered the notion of how well herbal remedies can work.
Dr. Peter Schleicher a top Immunologist in Munich, Germany saw that his daughter´s famous show horse, “Baronesse” was dramatically cured from serious asthma by black seed. He then applied black seed to a prominent German politician. When he was also completely cured the Dr. took up the seed for serious studies, and was the head of 5 major research studies on this ancient herb.

At present its use seems to be confined to a few European countries and if you can buy it in the form specifically made for horses the dose directions will be on the label

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-11-2018, 08:42 PM
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Everytime I see claims of alternative medicine efficacy, I look to scientific clinical trials that support efficacy, that cam be reproduced by other researchers, and beyond what is known a placebo limits, or amount of efficacy seen in giving any alternative substance beyond just 'sugar water;
from alink on the subject:

'From a medical perspective, studies like these that involve less than 100 patients are considered to be ‘pilot’ or ‘proof of concept studies’. They are not definitive or conclusive studies from which treatment guidelines can be made. This is especially the case when the results of pilot studies are conflicting. Positive ‘pilot’ or ‘proof of concept studies’ usually lead to larger clinical trials which are needed in order to inform clinical decision making.

In summary, there are positive signals from early clinical studies to support a possible role for black cumin seed oil as an adjunctive treatment in asthma. This means that black cumin seed could be considered in future clinical trials as an add-on to standard therapy. There is no evidence to support the use of black cumin seed oil instead of standard medical therapy.'

In other words, until more concrete evidence is produced, I would use it in conjunction with standard treatment, but not instead of.

Know what they call alternative treatment that works? Medicine!

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