Articles About Equine Iridology
EQUINE IRIDOLOGY by Mercedes Colburn
It took years to develop and prove the equine iridology grids. We used hundreds of horses for this research. The horses that were known for having thyroid problems were photographed and charted on an empty eye grid. There were probably 10 to 15 ‘thyroid’ horses alone. Then we went on to liver, cushings (glandular), structural system, etc. As you can imagine, it took many horses for each part of the grid.
The hardest part of the grid was the intestinal system. We were given horses to use for research. These horses had a history of intestinal problems and were to be used as a study of Iridology and to be helped as much as possible and on their demise to be given to a veterinary for necropsy.
All the horses that were used for this research are alive and well today. After seven years of studying only the intestinal system, we must assume that our findings have been correct but without proof we could not share these findings.
In early 1999 one of our top veterinarians in the area called to get a photograph on a horse she was, unfortunately, going to have to put down the next day. Jack and I went to the ranch the same day to film this horse and found that a part of the intestinal system called the pelvic flexure that we had known about for a long time but could not prove was showing up in a bright white marking!! We would now, possibly, have the proof that we needed and also that FIRST piece of the puzzle of the intestinal system.
I filled out an Iridology report on the horse before it was to be put down. My findings were: ACUTE damage in the PELVIC FLEXURE, along with tissue damage in the kidney, lungs, liver etc. This report went in along with the Veterinarians report after the necropsy showing the same damage and it all was sent to the pathology lab. The lab showed tissue damage in all the noted areas of the Iridology report and the Veterinary report—It was a great victory for Equine Iridology.
At the right is a picture of the equine intestinal system with the pelvic flexure indicated.
The second picture at the right shows you what was in that pelvic flexure (dirt, gravel and small pieces of wire).
This started the new research on the intestinal system and today it is a proven fact along with so many other areas. In our home study course we talk about concerns in the intestinal system: “Just like the human, the horse is adversely affected by what it is being fed. Feed that is lacking the proper mineral balance along with the type of hay being fed is the major cause of gastrointestinal upsets that are a common problem with the horse. Conditions such as gaseous colic with increased or decreased motility, impacting, diarrhea, and ulcers are seen quite frequently. A good balanced diet, that provides all the required nutrients, can be worked out in conjunction with an equine nutritionist”
One of the major concerns in the intestinal system is the ‘pelvic flexure’. This section of the colon appears to make such an ‘elbow’ turn on itself that anything can get caught up here. This area will show on film as a ‘marking’ in the right corner of the right eye only. If you see this marking in the eye please see your Veterinary Doctor or Equine Health Practitioner as they can help you clear this area.
A TOXIC COLON POISONS EVERY SYSTEM IN THE BODY. (Taken from the home study course: “Through the Eye of the Horse”)