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I have tried various supplements and what not, under a vet's recommendation, but nothing has quite worked enough...everything has helped, yes, but not enough.

It is insanely sandy/dusty during dry spells where I live, to the point of causing both myself and, more importantly, my mare to cough from allergies. I really do want to move somewhere else where we won't have this problem, but I simply can not right now due to college.

Please note that I keep her up-to-date on sandclear...

Someone recommended that I feed her a teaspoon of ginger with her dinner every night, of which I have been doing the past couple of weeks, and it has worked wonders so far! I have been told that ginger is excellent for clearing out that dust. However, from what research I have done, it seems as though ginger is thought to cause ulcers? Is this true? If so, what is another natural remedy that I should try? Or, maybe even a mixture of different herbs?

I also am seriously interested in a...nebulizer?...and would love to hear about those.

This mare is my everything, I want to do what I can to help. The coughing is not a 24/7 thing, it is worse on windy/dusty days, and is most notable at a lope. There is no snot or goopy eyes, she's been seen by a vet and is in good health...it's just those blasted allergies. Can they develop into heaves??

Thank you very much, feel free to ask any questions if it helps. 馃槉
 

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Please?? There is this 'Equine Herb Co' that has an allergy blend, but I can't find any distributors, I believe that they are based in a different country. The blend includes rosehips, nettle? , burdock, seaweed meal, garlic, flaxeed, mint ginseng? , and cleavers... But if I made my own blend out of a few of those, which would I use and how much?
 

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I used this company near Memphis, TN for several years.

Equine Science herbs4horses

I bought several of their products for different horses. Their products are pure, the company is ethical, helpful and always shipped that day, if I called early enough. The products are expensive but the right ones for the right problem did work on my horses:)

I stopped using them after my two elders passed, and another horse was was diagnosed insulin resistant. The vet put the IR horse on a different herbal product that did work to bring the insulin numbers down.
 

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If I were to use a few of those ingredients, approximately how much should I use? Say, garlic, flaxseed, and nettle..

(For cheaper alternatives) If not, I am very interested in the allergy blend product, thank you very much for sharing!
 

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I don't mess around trying to figure out ingredients and the amounts --- that can get dangerous if one isn't sure of what they are doing:)

My horse with environmental allergies was on their Allergy Herbal Blend seasonally for quite a few years. I love that stuff but I stopped using it; the reasons are complex but it did work very well on my horse:)
 

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It is not natural, but we put our horse on MSM for his arthritis, and his allergies cleared up completely. Later we took him off the MSM because we found another supplement for his arthritis and his allergies came back! so we put him back on and he has been good ever since. Another boarder who's mare had horrible allergies tried the MSM and it cleared her mare up completely. Our vet speculated it was the anti-inflammatory effects of the MSM that helped, but either way it helped.
 
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