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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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Plantago Major

What is it? Its traditional use? Plantago major is a flowering plant which is native to Eurasia and now has an almost worldwide distribution. It has been used in folk medicine for centuries, and its medicinal benefits have long been acknowledged (Samuelsen, 2000). It is however only in the last twenty years or so, that

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