Herbal Animal Care

When our new calf arrived with bloody stools this September I turned to our herbal medicine cabinet for a solution. Garlic tinture didn't do the job on its own so I consulted my good friend, a holistic veterinarian whose insight has helped us remedy mysterious ailments in the past.
This time Janna recommended a tea of stinging nettles and slippery elm in addition to some of her homemade kefir. I applied some herbal insect repellant as well to protect it from the relentless flies while it was recovering. I was surprised how quickly the tea helped turn things around for this guy.
Today you'd never suspect this spunky calf had a difficult start.