Veterinary Botanical Medicine

Veterinary Botanical Medicine (VBM) provides a vast array of complementary medical therapies we can use alongside Traditional Veterinary therapy. Many of these therapies have stood the test of time and it is surprising how many of these complementary therapies we already use, being well accepted & used on a daily basis.

Honey, for example, needs no  introduction as a well respected, efficient ingredient to our wound healing protocols. Clay poultices - used regularly as poultices for bruising in horses hooves & for decreasing limb swelling. Turmeric - very popular for reducing inflammation.

By applying careful research & our scientific knowledge to the study of VBM, we can develop, supply & complement our traditional treatment plans for a wide variety of veterinary conditions. Increasing education, research & clinical knowledge in VBM provides a platform for development of this field of medicine.

QUALIFIED ADVICE

Our clients can be confident in our scientifically sound training, knowledge & recommendations. Membership & training with the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies & the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association provides us with opportunity for Continuing Education & Certification.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Our products have been developed by combining scientific knowledge of the ingredients (herbs, plants, oils, salts, etc)  & how they may be safely used in veterinary medicine. Just because an ingredient is, for example, a herb, does not necessarily mean it is safe.

 

Careful selection & combination of correct ingredients is critical, for safety & efficacy. For example, for Turmeric to be (1) absorbed & (2) effective, it needs to be combined with specific ingredients, such as an oil. Just feeding Turmeric powder will be ineffective as it will pass through the bowel without being absorbed.

 

SOURCE OF INGREDIENTS

 

The origin of ingredients is just as important as the selection of ingredients. We will select a plant for its' medical properties, which may vary according to geographical region. For example, properties of Bentonite Clay (used for hoof poultices)will vary in different regions of Australia.

 

CASE SELECTION

VBM treatments will be offered in appropriate cases to complement our traditional treatments. The complexity of botanical medicine demands careful selection and application of treatments.

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                              HONEYPRO VET

Veterinarian Developed Organic Veterinary Products 100% Natural

Our Veterinary Clinic has developed a range of organic treatment products used to complement our existing therapies. Our staple ingredients include raw honey, beeswax & Propolis; herbs such as Calendula, Milk Thistle, Turmeric & Slippery Elm; oils & tinctures from Coconut, Jojoba & Olive; Prebiotics & Probiotics, plus much more.

You can read about our Ingredients Here; our Products Here & Specific Conditions Here.

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Honeypro Vet Wound Wash

A staple product for all First Aid Kits.

Gentle, effective cleaner for all wounds.

Can be effective in controlling Proud Flesh on horses.

Ingredients: Sterile Saline; Calendula

Instructions:

Large amounts of debris should first be hosed/washed from wound. Use HP Wound Wash spray as a final rinse to wound. Follow with HP Wound Salve.