Horse Health Consultations
Our products have helped thousands of horses with a variety of different health problems ranging from the common flu to anxiety to joint and muscle pain. And in every case we provide general health and nutrition advice to support our products. But there are certain conditions or situations where our horses are challenged by health problems and symptoms that require more than a supplement or remedy. Health can be very complex sometimes and sick horses are a big worry. We therefore offer you and your horse a full range of comprehensive horse health services to provide you with the necessary help you need to get your horses back on the trail.
These services are provided by Marijke van de Water, B.Sc., DHMS. She is an Equine Health and Nutrition Specialist, Homeopath, Medical Intuitive, and the founder and formulator of Riva’s Remedies who has thousands of success cases to her credit. Don’t live close by? No worries, all equine services are offered remotely.
Complete Health Consultation
Our comprehensive health assessments are for horses who are challenged by chronic or complex health conditions such as laminitis, Equine Metabolic Syndrome, long-term joint or hoof pain, unsoundness, digestive conditions, fatigue, poor performance, immune disorders, chronic skin problems, and/or respiratory problems.
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
A hair tissue mineral analysis is an accurate and comprehensive lab test that uses atomic absorption methods to identify your horse’s mineral and nutritional imbalances. Each hair analysis tests the values of over 30 minerals and elements, 8 toxic heavy metals and 15 mineral ratios. A hair analysis is also an accepted method to determine the level of several toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, aluminum and arsenic. Toxic heavy metals are very destructive and routine blood tests cannot detect chronic heavy-metal poisoning.
A hair analysis can also reveal a variety of health conditions including adrenal dysfunction, thyroid and pituitary dysfunction, liver and kidney health, certain digestive issues, blood sugar imbalances, metabolism, anemia and inflammation.
Horse owners typically have a lot of questions about the best worming protocol to use for their horse and whether their current programs are working. Do I need to de-worm? What de-wormers should I use? Are my natural de-wormers doing the job? How often should I deworm? Does my horse have encysted parasites?
In addition, increasing numbers of horses are becoming resistant to the same chemical de-wormers, or are having reactions to the chemicals themselves. To help you eliminate the guesswork, we offer parasite assessments to customize your de-worming programs specific for your horse.
Are you unsure about whether your horse is receiving a suitable or an appropriate trim? Are you wondering if your horse’s hoof health is contributing to their chronic problems including laminitis? The majority of unsound horses are not receiving the hoof care or the correct trim that they need to recover. By arranging for a hoof assessment, you will have a thorough understanding of the condition of your horse’s feet, determine what kind of pathologies are present, and what kind of care they are needing to become sound again.
“Marijke’s ability to always find the underlying cause of the diseases or health conditions for my many horses was nothing short of miraculous every time I asked for help. It is the subtle and simple changes of Marijke’s programs that have the biggest impact…every time. Her programs are precise, easy to follow and the rate at how fast my horses respond every time never ceases to amaze me! Thank you Marijke for your inspiration and so much knowledge!”... Karen M. (B.C., Canada)