Traditionally in human medicine, garlic is used as an anti-microbial agent. A compound called allicin, present in garlic, is known to have an anti-microbial effect which (along with some other compounds) is thought to give garlic this property. Garlic also has a well-liked taste and smell and is used to give food flavor
Garlic is a popular supplement for horses as it is rich in amino acids, minerals, vitamins and hundreds of sulfur compounds. It’s the sulfur compounds in garlic that people believe are mainly responsible for the suggested benefits.
The antioxidants found in garlic may contribute to this effect by protecting against the cell damage caused by damaging free radicals. Antioxidants can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause over time. Garlic also deter biting flies and parasites.
Garlic is also a horse natural antibiotic which has reported benefits with horse respiratory problems.
Your horse will also enjoy the following benefits:
- Boost the Horse Immune System
- Boost effects of antibiotics
- Promotes Heart Health
- Clears Horse Nasal Congestion
- Beneficial in Digestion
- Heal Cold Sores
- Kills Parasites
Note: always speak and consult with your vet for the correct garlic powder dosage for your horse. Feeding of large amounts of garlic lead to the development of Heinz body anemia in horses.