Horse Health Q&A


Questions answered by herbalist Robert McDowell.

Robert McDowell is a trained medical/veterinary herbalist who has a practice in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. He grew up in rural New Zealand, and graduated in both Mining Engineering and Business Administration in 1968. He entered full-time herbal practice in 1985, and, in 1991, as a result of requests from horse and dog owners, he expanded the practice to include animals.

Robert is the author of Herbal Horsekeeping, written in association with Di Rowling. It is the ultimate guide to keeping horses naturally.

The book evolved as a direct response to requests from Robert McDowell’s numerous horse-owning patients all over the world to provide a comprehensive and accessible, text that will give horse owners the knowledge to maintain and treat their horses as nature intended.