Articles About Equine Iridology
EQUINE IRIDOLOGY - Hidden Dangers, by Mercedes Colburn
I was called out to a ranch in the Salinas Valley to photograph the eye of a horse that the Veterinarians had just saved from ‘colic’. This was not the first time this horse had been saved from severe colic. The doctors had used a tube through the nose to deposit oil through the horses system hoping to release any blockages in the intestinal system. When colic happened again to this mare, the owner felt she had two alternatives. One was having the horse destroyed to save her from the extreme pain of colic. The other was surgery. The owner was desperate to stop these colics. She asked the opinion of the barn manager where the horse was stabled. The barn manager was very familiar with Equine Iridology and suggested that the owner call us and have the horse’s eyes photographed.
After filming the eyes of this horse, I could see several problems. One was that a great deal of the mesenteric artery seemed to be closed. This artery is very important to the horses’ blood supply. If it closes it will stop the life cycle of the horse and he will colic and die. This artery is showing in a white line underneath the pupil. There were other issues with this photograph but the artery seemed to be the number one problem.
I had seen this white line before and had a suspicion that something was clogging the very important mesenteric artery. All the horses that carried this marking in the eye had intestinal problems. This film was taken in 1999 and we still had no proof that the mesenteric was being compromised.
After several meetings of studying film and discussion we believed that the white line was showing a parasite problem. We believed that this line was showing an impaction of parasite eggs. Some horse owners are not being sure to use a wormer that can destroy, not only the full grown parasites, but the parasite eggs also.
With veterinary consent we put this horse on a program that every three months this horse is given conventional or herbal formulas for parasites and egg control along with with probiotics. I talked to the barn manager yesterday (four year later) and she says that she rides with that horse and the owner twice a week, and the horse looks and feels great and has not had a problem with colic since.
Some horse owners are not worming often enough. Worming can be overdone and you must be careful of that also. A good thumb rule for worming is four times a year. At every season change. We have worked under the assumption that this is true and have never had a problem with parasites in the mesenteric artery since.
When you see the white line under the pupil please see your Veterinarian or equine health consultant. Thank goodness for the knowledge that Equine Iridology gives us.
If you are interested in learning more about Equine Iridology please call (831) 422-9182.