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Does your horse have sensitive skin? Poor coat and hoof condition? Low immunity? Ulcers?

Posted on Friday, January 8, 2016 by Heather Dodd

Have you tried the power of Aloe Vera?


Aloe Vera has a long history in the medical world, being mentioned by the Egyptians and used in traditional Chinese medicine; they were able to harness the power of this wonder plant that contains over 200 compounds including 75 vitamins and minerals.

As an interesting fact the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) coat of arms features the Aloe Vera plant and has been used in veterinary practice since 1844.

Forever Living recognised the power of Aloe Vera and looked to manufacture products that have the highest grade of Aloe Vera possible, they have done so by using patented stabilising methods, meaning that the plant is still living inside every product. This means that you or your animal gets the best possible benefit from the plant for hair and coat condition and overall health and wellbeing.

Aloe Vera Gel

So what can you try for your horse, or house hold pets? Why don’t you try the little yellow bottle, Forever Aloe Gel, this is the most popular product in the range, even our very own Mary King has tried it. It can be used by both horse and rider and benefits skin and coat/hair and hoof growth and condition due to the vitamins and minerals naturally occurring in the Aloe Vera. It has been proven to aid immunity and can also be given to horses suffering with ulcers1. Certain grades of ulceration would still need a course of omeprazole provided on prescription by your veterinary surgeon1. But it is suggested that Forever Aloe Gel can be used in conjunction and then the horse can be maintained permanently on 120ml to prevent recurrence of ulcers1.

The Aloe Vera gel is economic and is also safe to use under the rules of racing and FEI meaning the horse can continue to use the product safely and compete.

For the first aid kit, it’s always use full to have the Aloe Vera Gelly, and Aloe Veterinary Formula. They will help cleanse and sooth legs after exercise and also support minor wound healing by keeping the wound clean and free from nasties.

Are you out competing a lot? Horses will feel the strain of competition on their legs, so try Aloe MSM containing methylsulphonylmethane and also lignin to help penetration deep into the skin carrying the MSM to the affected areas. Also great for the riders bottom if horse and rider have an argument half way round the cross country too!

All these amazing products are available from Aloe First

  1. David Urch, 2005, The Role of Aloe Vera Gel in equine gastric ulcer syndrome. Forever UK Issue 150 August 2005, Page 20




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