Animal Herbal Medicine
Please note that this is an example from earlier in the year for reference; we intend to run similar events at other locations later in 2017; please register your interest if appropriate
Sat 18th February 2017
Wark Town Hall, Front street, Wark, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 3LG
With 23 years farming experience in both conventional and organic systems, and an honours degree in Herbal Medicine Kate combines her passions in her work on a 2500 acre organic, pasture fed farm with pigs, cattle, sheep and chickens, all kept in the best of health with diverse grazing and treated as naturally as possible should the need arise. This one day workshop will give you an understanding of maintaining health within your animals whether you have 2 acres or 2000 and some effective first aid treatments which are both easy and safe to administer which Kate has developed over many years, with a workshop handout, practical session and samples to take home.
Kate Scott will explore the use of herbs to improve the heath of a range of livestock and to treat common livestock conditions. Kate practices as a herbalist both in private practice and for The Breast Cancer Haven. Kate has amalgamated her knowledge and has used herbs extensively in her farming practice. With sole responsibility for over 500 ewes lambing this year she was able to use herbs as alternatives to oxytocin to good effect, has formulated products for footrot in sheep and a general antiseptic spray and has recently conducted a study using herbal parasite control in the 1500 head flock her husband currently manages. With a special interest in self medication and selective grazing she is currently undertaking a Msc in Sustainable farming.
10.30am Maintaining Health – herbs in the field – judicious planting , an introduction to self-medication
11.15am Coffee break
11.45am An introduction to herbal preparations and key herbs with an insight into phytochemistry , and the mechanism of action
1.45pm Herbal First Aid – the rest of the day will encompass herbs for key complaints including wound treatment , parasite control , lambing , methods of administration and preparation of remedies with a practical session and samples to take home.
3.00pm Tea Break
3.40pm Continuation of Herbal First Aid
4.00pm Questions – an opportunity to clarify the key points of the day and ask about any conditions not covered
Cost (include course handouts, refreshments and lunch.): £60
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