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Old 24-03-13, 12:45 PM
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Default Turmeric for horses

I have heard using a tablespoon of Turmeric a day in horses feed will makes their coat dark, has anyone used this?
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Old 24-03-13, 12:51 PM
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Can't say it made my horses coats darker?
I've fed it since November as a trial for a specific horse with itch which it is claimed to help with (along with about a million other cures). Can't say that it has really made one dot of difference for the itch scenario. I've had much better results by controlling diet and managing rugging and spraying.
I personally won't be buying anymore once this lot is finished

If you do plan to try it, you need to be very careful that you are getting 'pure' product, otherwise you are simply further wasting your money. There is a lot of cheaper bulk turmeric available that get cut with fillers like flour and yellow powdered colouring. The couple of 500G packs of pure I bought cost me around $10 each from and Indian grocer.
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Old 24-03-13, 12:51 PM
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Hmmm my logic is that eating curry doesn't make my hair go dark & turmeric is a main ingredient of curry
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Old 24-03-13, 12:55 PM
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Good to hear this, as it may save me wasting my time using it. And yes it does seem to help to cure almost everything from what i have read. Lol..
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Old 24-03-13, 01:12 PM
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I do believe that there are better feeds or feed supplements around that will 'darken' coats through sheer good health and shine - fat and oil feeding will generally do this for starters.
Get your mineral balancing 100% right too.

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Old 24-03-13, 01:22 PM
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A lot of people take it for arthritis, it's apprently an anti-inflammatory.

People with Menieres disease (and I know a few people on this forum suffer from this) have had success taking tumeric.
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Old 24-03-13, 05:50 PM
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Was just reading a bit about Turmeric , how it's a cure-all for lots of things ,even diabetes! Anyway it is used in everything in India and they apparently don't suffer from a lot of things westeners do ,so I am putting it on everything too !
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Old 24-03-13, 06:14 PM
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its paprika that darkens the coat, but it does swab....its an anti infalmitory, the active ingredient is capsasium (sp)....i found it made our black horse red...its the active ingredient in Black as Knight and the like..
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Old 25-03-13, 01:08 PM
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My vet highly recommends feeding Turmeric for lots of things, arthiritis being one of many. I feed it to my horses, dog and the family!
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Old 25-03-13, 03:56 PM
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a friend of mine feeds her chooks curry in winter, one way to get curried eggs.

l have paprika on the advice of a professional clipper, she reckons it pushes the new coat through. Didn't know it would show up in a swab tho
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Old 25-03-13, 05:25 PM
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I reckon I would be a little carefull comparing the life statistics of an Indian (living in India) to those of us here in Australia.

Average Life expectancy:
India: Male - 67.46 Female - 72.61
Australia: Male - 79.99 Female - 84.15


Current Median age:
India: 25
Australia: 37

Infant Mortality (per 1000 live births):
India: Male - 49 Female - 52
Australia: 4.57

I will take our stats without the turmeric thanks.

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Old 25-03-13, 05:39 PM
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I reckon I would be a little carefull comparing the life statistics of an Indian (living in India) to those of us here in Australia.

Average Life expectancy:
India: Male - 67.46 Female - 72.61
Australia: 81.2


Current Median age:
India: 25
Australia: 37

Infant Mortality (per 1000 births):
India: Male - 49 Female - 52
Australia: 4.57

I will take our stats without the turmeric thanks.
I don't think that life expectancy is something to use in regards to tumeric since no one is saying your going to live live longer.

India has a lower rate of dementia, heart disease, obesity, arthritis and many other diseases that are rampant in the western world. They mostly die because of poor sanitation and malnutrition due to poor and can't afford to eat better. Nothing to do with tumeric.
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Old 25-03-13, 10:58 PM
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Yes! I didn't make myself very clear ! Thanks WCR !
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