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Background: An emotional state of fear and tension.
Symptoms: Horses may demonstrate anxiety in a variety of bizarre behaviors and physical manifestations. They may become hyperactive, easily frightened, or engage in obsessive repetitive behaviors such as weaving, stall walking or cribbing.
Diagnostics: A complete history including all aspects of the environment, exposure to noxious sounds and odors, diet, social relations with other horses and humans (or lack thereof), lifestyle changes and hormonal changes need to be assessed.
Special Notes: Horses in a chronic state of anxiety can suffer from numerous physical conditions such as allergies, self-mutilation and digestive upsets that are related to the primary condition of anxiety.
Principles for Supplementation: Relieve mental tension.


Formulas: Dosage: Mechanism/Purpose:

Heavenly Peace14

4 tsp bid

Adrenal stress contributes to anxiety; this formula balances the adrenals, especially in restless horses.

Temperamend Gold2

10-40 mL sid, depending on size of horse

Combination of herbs that have a calming effect.


8 capsules sid or bid

Some horses respond better to Hypericum, each horse is different.

Rescue Remedy10

 10 drops in water bucket

Bach Flower remedy for stress and fight/flight type nervous reactions.


6-10 mL sid

Adaptogenic herbs, support the immune system, adrenals, reduces stress, helps horses adapt to stress.


6-10 capsules sid

Affects the endorphin system; helps some horses focus better.

Xiao Yao San, (Rambling Ease)14

4 tsp bid

For horses with pent up energy, has estrogen balancing and calming effects.

Long Dan Xie Gan Tang14

4 tsp bid

Hot, excessive behavior, clears heat, drains damp.


4-10 capsules sid

Increases alpha brain wave production, promotes relaxation, maintains mental focus.

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