Anxiety, Nervousness & Stress

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Anxiety, Nervousness & Stress

Symptoms:

  • Nervousness and restlessness
  • Panic
  • Trembling and/or shaking
  • Separation anxiety
  • Fear of noise, being alone
  • Spooky and easily startled
  • Intolerant to any kind of emotional pressure
  • Poor concentration and focus
  • Difficulty with training
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea and/or loose stool
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Increased heart rate

Causes:

  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Chronic stress
  • History of abuse or over-training
  • Inability to express grief, sadness, disappointment, unhappiness, anger and other disruptive emotions
  • Fear or burn-out from current training programs
  • Herd dynamics
  • Physical pain
  • Insulin Resistance – Refer to Equine Metabolic Syndrome Page
  • Mare Hormone Imbalances – Refer to Hormone Page
  • Stallion/Gelding Hormone Imbalances – Refer to Hormone Page
  • Vaccinosis
  • Owner Stress

Treatment

Diet & Nutrition:

  • No high sugar or carbohydrate feeds
  • Beware of hay or feed intolerances/allergies

Recommended Remedies – dosage as per labels:

  • Calm-Aid – Fast acting, safe for all animals, use as needed for all stress and anxiety
  • Calm & Cool – Restores nerve function, relaxant, adrenal support
  • Hormone Boost – balances hormonal imbalances and resulting brain chemistry changes
  • Vitamin B12 – Nervous system, nerve damage, nerve nutrient, stress, anxiety
  • Magnesium Citrate – Nerve relaxant, anti-spasmodic

Special Notes:

a)  Recognize that many, many times our horses will “sponge” or take on their owner’s stressors, emotions, and anxiety and/or reflect back a situation back to their owner. If this is the case your horse will not feel better until you do or until you change your situation. Provide your horse and yourself with a healing environment that is harmonious, compassionate and happy.