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FAQs

Q: How much should I feed?

A: Feed according to height / weight (full instructions on packaging). There is no loading dose. 


Q: How long will the herbs take to be absorbed?

A: All animals are individuals but generally allow 3-4 weeks for dry herb mixes and 7-10 days for Gold solutions. 


Q: Are the herbs addictive?  

A: No, animals will not become dependent on the herbs.


Q: Will the effects wear off if fed long-term?

A:  Effectiveness will not change with long-term use however the condition symptoms for which the product is being fed may alter with time and may give the impression that the product is no longer working. 


Q: Are the products palatable?

A: Generally very palatable however introduce very gradually with fussy feeders or use the Gold solutions which can be orally syringed.

 

Q: What is the difference between the dry and liquid products?

A: Simply speed of absorption.  Occasionally an animal will respond better to dry than liquid or vice-versa but there is no logic in this.  **With larger horses Gold solutions can be more cost-effective.

 

Q: Can several products be mixed?  

A: Generally this is not a problem but if in doubt contact our Helpline.

 

Q: Can Hilton Herbs products be fed with other supplements?  

A: Generally this is not a problem but if in doubt contact our Helpline.

 

Q: Which is better?  Dry or liquid herbal products?  

A: Neither is ‘better’ it’s simply speed of absorption although using a liquid product can enable the owner of the animal to see a quicker reaction.

 

Q: Can Hilton Herbs products be fed with conventional medicine?  

A: Generally yes, but if in doubt take advice from your vet with whom we are happy to discuss dosage or use of products.

 

Q: Can herbs cause allergic reactions?  

A: Reactions to herbal mixes are rare and are generally an adverse reaction to an individual herb in a mix (nettle is the most common).  Stop feeding the product and contact our Helpline for advice.

 

Q: Can I give a herbal supplement to my pregnant mare?  

A: Please contact our Helpline for advice. 


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