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Why a Horse Can Be Too Thin

“I’ve already tried everything. The vet was there, a blood count was taken, I fed mash and special muesli. I tried herbs and Schüssler salts, but my horse does not gain weight. Can a bioresonance analysis help?”
We regularly receive requests like this or similar requests from horse owners. An analysis makes sense in many cases, because we can only solve the problem if we know its cause.

The following issues are regularly encountered when analyzing horses that are too thin.

1. The horse has no appetite
 If a horse does not eat the normal amount of high-quality and usual feed or completely refuses it, it is suspected that the horse is suffering from a serious illness, such as inflammation of the stomach lining and/or a stomach ulcer. Many horses affected do not exhibit any other symptoms, so the reduction in roughage, especially when kept in herds, goes unnoticed. Weight loss develops slowly over months and the horse’s willingness to perform remains unchanged over a long period of time. Only a small proportion of the horses analyzed by us have developed gastritis as a result of the classic factors, such as stress, medication and feeding mistakes. The main factor in the development of gastritis is an infection caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (like in humans), followed by a strain on the mucous membrane caused by tapeworms or other types of parasites. A pathogen-oriented bioresonance analysis makes it possible to determine the trigger, to test for suitable, stomach-friendly feeds and to carry out a naturopathic treatment.  

2. The horse did not lose weight, but rather lost muscle mass
Without a horse scale and comparative values, it is often difficult to determine whether the horse has lost fat or muscle. The horse owner presumes that the horse has lost weight, increases the amount of feed available, upgrades it with mash and various types of muesli – but without success. In about 70% of the horses we analyze, due in part to the fact that they appear too thin, there is a loss of muscle mass. This is caused by chronic pathogen strain on the musculature, e.g. borrelia, rickettsia, molds and their mycotoxins, as well as vaccination damage as a result of herpes and/or influenza vaccinations. The metabolism of the muscle cells is permanently impaired by all of these things. Inflammations and muscle tensions arise and finally the degradation of the muscle tissue. Likewise, horses suffering from Cushing’s disease also lose muscle tissue as a result of their hormonal abnormalities. In both cases, feeding muscle building supplements does not help. Before treating muscle loss, it is important to find the cause. With our bioresonance analysis, this is possible without harming the horse.  

3. The intestines are on strike
The uptake of nutrients from food takes place mainly in the small intestine of the horse. If there is a disruption in this area, the horse absorbs enough food, but does not make good use of it. If the intestinal mucosa is colonized by parasites, yeast fungi etc., the pathogens deprive the horse of important nutrients and damage its intestinal walls. In some cases it is not possible to treat the parasites effectively and sustainably through regular deworming treatments, especially as we are seeing more and more resistance to their active ingredients and particularly against tapeworms. Additional symptoms may occur, such as bloating, diarrhea and mild colic. Imbalances of the intestinal flora, weaknesses of the important intestinal flora, parasite infections can be detected within the scope of the complete analysis for horses and can then causally be treated.

4. The horse does not receive sufficient amounts of roughage
This is rarely a problem for horses kept in stable pens, but rather is usually seen when horses are kept in open or active stables. Low-ranking and older horses fall through the grid if the number of haystacks and the amount of roughage offered for feeding is not sufficient. The horses have to fight for their spot at the feeding station, eat hastily or are forced to wait until the high-ranking members of the herd leave the hay rack. They gradually lose weight over months, because there is too little hay available for them. In active stables with feeding systems, the supply of roughage for the individual horses can be controlled. In some cases, however, feeding stress is caused by competition at the entrances and exits of the stations. Since we test all 38 possible Bach flowers that can be used to treat your horse within the framework of a bioresonance analysis, we are able to assess the psychological situation of the horse, its position in the herd and its stress level.  

5. The concentrated feed is not suitable for the horse
If the horse’s feed contains fewer calories than it uses in its keeping and training, the horse will lose weight. Typically, our horses aren’t competitive, so in many cases the need for a suitable power food is underestimated. This also applies to older horses that are no longer used for riding. In this case, the concentrated feed ration is often set to zero. This results in a deficiency of trace elements, vitamins, minerals and high-quality proteins, which senior horses need in larger quantities than horses of other age groups. Horses which are hard to feed and poorly convert their feed, whether old or young, generally have a need for calories which is not covered by the current recommendations and trends in the feeding of hobby and leisure horses. Grain-free food and haycobs – great for the robust pony from Iceland and South Tyrol, which has been genetically optimized towards a sparse food supply, but not for the German riding horse. It needs hay, preferably 24 hours a day, concentrated feed and mineral feed. Which concentrate? We test this for you as part of the bioresonance analysis, as well as the optimal mineral feed and any other suitable feeds that may be individually appropriate to ensure the supply of essential nutrients. Before deciding to order a complete analysis, some of our horse owners invest a lot of money in supplementary feeds, some concentrated feeds, oils, herbs etc. that rarely lead to success and which could have been saved if the cause had been known.

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Healing practitioner for horses
Tel.06682-1637

You can reach me by phone on Monday to Thursday from 5 pm to 6 pm and by E-Mail during usual office hours. Your Beatrix Dreyer


We would like to note that we do not make medical diagnoses. In order to comply with the legal requirements, please observe the following note: methods of bioresonance analysis are methods of alternative medicine, whichis scientifically controversial and not recognized by conventional medicin.




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