Sunday, September 02, 2007

Honey Used to Treat Horse’s Wound

Honey Does Trick For Horses
By Rebecca Harper, Hawke’s Bay Today (New Zealand), 9/1/2007

A nappy and manuka honey have proved to be secret weapons in the recovery of a neglected horse.

Copper and Fantasy featured in Hawke's Bay Today after concerns were raised the pair were not receiving adequate feed or care.

Both were underweight, particularly Copper, who was badly emaciated and had a terrible wound on her wither from an ill-fitting cover…

Copper still had a long way to go, but received four feeds a day and had her wound dressing changed daily.

"The nappy was the perfect shape and size for her wither and the manuka honey has good healing properties," she said…

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