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The big bad Colic and DigestZen. 

We all in the horse world know and dread hearing the word ‘Colic’. It is a devastating killer that so many horses battle every year. Please note that DigestZen is not a total cure all and you should still consult your veterinarian if you think that your horse is going through an episode of colic.

How DigestZen works…
This oil is a blend of several different essential oils that are all renowned for their beneficial properties related to digestion. It is made up of Ginger Rhizome/Root, Peppermint Plant, Caraway Seed, Coriander Seed, Anise Seed, Tarragon Plant, and Fennel Seed essential oils. doTERRA refers to is as the “tummy tamer”. I’ve used this oil quite a bit on myself, just adding 1 drop into a water bottle once a day, and let me tell you it definitely got my digestion system going and the gas flowing 😉  It has a minty and almost licorice flavor to it.

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How to use DigestZen to prevent colic…

Since this essential oil can be ingested, as long as your horse likes to ingest the oil, try placing 1-2 drops in his water bucket each time you fill it to help promote great digestion and proper gas function in order to prevent colic. A farty horse is a healthy horse!!

In a spur of the moment scenario…

So imagine you are going out to your barn in the morning to feed and you notice that one of your horses didn’t eat all of their dinner. If this is odd behavior, bust out the DigestZen. Diluted with a carrier oil, proceed to rub the mixture along the lower belly, back, and croup of your horse. Apply a generous amount as long as you know your horse doesn’t have an extreme sensitivity to the oil. You can also add 1-2 drops in the palm of your hand and offer it to the horse to ingest. If they don’t want to ingest the oil, I wouldn’t force them.

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