Tag Archives: Chasteberry

Mixing Chastetree Berries With Pergolide in Cushing’s Horses

Use Caution Mixing Chastetree Berries With Pergolide Chastetree berries (CTB), aka Chasteberry, aka Vitex agnus-castus is an herbal remedy I first published about using in horses with PPID (Cushing’s) back in 2000. It had been determined that CTB could help … Continue reading

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Understanding Mares

In my younger (OK, MUCH younger) days, I didn’t like mares. They seemed unpredictable and difficult compared to geldings, or even stallions. I was wrong. In the feral society of horses, mares have tremendous responsibilities. The stallion is the lookout, … Continue reading

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Mares Transitioning to the Breeding Season

Horses are long day seasonal breeders, with both males and females showing seasonal variability in reproductive function but it is much more obvious for the mares. Most mares have suppressed ovarian activity which begins in the fall and ends in … Continue reading

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Chastetree Berry for Horses

Vitex agnus-castus, aka Chastetree, Monk’s Pepper, is a small tree native to the  Mediterranean that produces lilac colored flowers on long stalks which fruit large round berries. Vitex was mentioned many times in the writings of the ancient Greeks and … Continue reading

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Oh, Oh, Oh.. Witchy Woman..or Mare.. something like that!

You know exactly what I am talking about..you see it in any barn.. it is the very reason why some people opt for the gelding over the mare at point of sale. I am talking about the periods of time … Continue reading

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