Equine Herbal / Naturopathy Consults

Our Naturopath, Deb Nye-chart, is available for consultations for horses on Wednesdays or Fridays. The consultations can be scheduled either at Mt Barker Veterinary Hospital or a home visit can be arranged.


We provide a unique combination of natural therapies and upto date modern Veterinary medicine, providing the very best outcomes for our equine friends. Treatments may be based solely on herbals (either in dried or liquid form) or incorporate nutritional therapy, Australian Bush Flowers, dietary advice and homeopathy.


Natural remedies are an individualised form of treatment and prescriptions are customised for each individual. Horses seems to respond exceptionally well to herbs and seem to enjoy the taste of most of the dried herbs. Most horses love the taste of Chamomile flowers.



A range of conditions lend themselves to support with natural therapies, particularly chronic conditions. Herbal treatment may reduce the need for conventional drugs and hence reduce the expected side effects of long term use. Herbal treatments support the body’s ability to heal and when used correctly have no adverse side effects. Consider natural therapies for the following:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Behaviour / stress disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac support
  • Digestive issues
  • Equine metablic syndrome (EMS)
  • Equine cushings (PPID)Immune support
  • Irritable mares
  • Laminitis
  • Liver support
  • Skin conditions
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Ulcers
  • Urinary tract disorders


Approximate costs

In most cases the patient will need to be seen before a treatment can prescribed.

Initial Consultation: $30

        Allow 15 mins if your pet has already been seen by one of our veterinarians.

        Allow 30 mins if not recently seen by one of our veterinarians.

Herbal treatments: Herbal tonic (2-4 weeks supply) variations will occur based on size of animal and the blend   

        500ml (horses) $70

Herbal teas / dried herbs approx $30 per 500g (variations on blend)

Dispensing fee on repeat prescriptions $10