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Manage your herd in a natural way

The care of cows in a natural way is a topic of great interest for farmers who want to ensure the welfare of animals and the quality of milk.

There are several practices and remedies that can help prevent and manage the most common diseases of cows, thus reducing the use of chemical synthetic drugs that can have side effects or residues in milk.


Phytotherapy means the use of plants or their extracts for "therapeutic" purposes.


Essential oils are aromatic and volatile substances found in plants and which constitute their active ingredient. Essential oils can be used in association with the plants from which they are derived or with other plants to enhance their effect or to create beneficial synergies.


Phytotherapy associated with essential oils can be useful for the care of cows in several ways:

To prevent and treat bacterial, fungal or parasitic infections, you can use essential oils with antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasitic properties, such as tea tree, oregano, thyme, lavender, rosemary and peppermint. These essential oils can be applied locally to infected areas or added to water or feed.


To stimulate the immune system and increase disease resistance, you can use essential oils with immunostimulating properties, such as echinacea, ravintsara, lemon and pine. These essential oils can be administered orally or spread into the environment.


To promote digestion and appetite, you can use essential oils with digestive, carminative and appetizing properties, such as fennel, anise, basil, cumin and chamomile. These essential oils can be added to food or water or massaged into the abdomen.


To relieve stress and promote relaxation, you can use essential oils with calming, sedative and antidepressant properties, such as lavender, hawthorn, Mandarin, lemon balm, valerian and neroli. These essential oils can be spread into the environment or applied to sensitive areas such as the ears or neck.


Herbal medicine associated with essential oils is a natural practice that can improve the well-being and health of cows, reducing the use of conventional drugs that may have side effects or residues in milk.


However, it is important to use essential oils with caution and knowledge, following the directions of a veterinarian experienced in aromatherapy and respecting the doses and the appropriate modes of administration for each case.



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