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What is Figwort?

Background Scrophularia nodosa, also known as Figwort, is an herb that belongs to the Scrophulariaceae family. The majority of Scrophularia species are herbaceous annual or perennial plants with a woody base that are occasionally suffruticose and, in rare instances, spinose. Nonetheless, several species in this family are subshrubs. There are 220 genera in this family. […]

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Insect Bite Hypersensitivity in Horses – Cause & Recommended Practice

Insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH) generally occurs during the summer months, from June – August, and is one of the most common skin diseases in horses. Horses that suffer from this condition are allergic to the saliva of insects, which is unfortunate given the quantity of flies and other potential troublemakers (horse-flies, midges, gnats, mosquitos etc)

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Pau D’Arco 

What is Pau D’Arco? Where is it found? What is it used for?  Paul D’Arco is both the name of the dietary supplement, as well the name of the tree from which it is sourced. It refers to a number of species of tree, all belonging to the group ‘Tabebuia’. The most commonly used are

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Ringworm in dogs

Ringworm in dogs What is Ringworm? Ringworm is a skin condition which is frequently brought on by fungi. These fungi are caused by dermatophytes’ invasion of keratinized epithelial cells and hair fibres, which affects superficial keratinized tissue such as hair, nail, and skin in both humans and animals1. It is also a zoonotic condition, which

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