To alleviate gassiness that horses may experience with spring’s fluctuating weather, Dr. Cassie Shuster, an Equine Naturopath, suggests this whole foods recipe. The volatile oils in anise and fennel seeds help relax the stomach muscles and dispel gassiness. B Vitamins in sesame seeds help fortify the liver. Minerals in watercress can help replenish calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus, nutrients that can be depleted during times of adaptation and stress.
1 tablespoon anise seeds
2 tablespoons fennel seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 cups finely chopped watercress
Toss together and feed alone or over moistened hay pellets as a mash.