We are pleased to announce that you can now book tickets for Beth Chamberlin’s equinepharmacognosy lecture and demonstration through Equo.
We spoke to Beth to find out a bit more about the event:
“Since the dawn of time animals have evolved an innate ability in which they are able to self-select medicines that nature has provided for survival. This behaviour of animals seeking medicinal plants for health benefits is known as Zoopharmacognosy.
“Wild animals are able to seek out medicinal plants at the first signs of poor health, but because our domesticated and captive animals rarely have the opportunity to forage on a wide variety of medicinal plants, more challenging health problems often occur. Applied Zoopharmacognosy takes nature’s medicine kit to them, allowing the animal to express its innate ability to self-medicate by offering a wide range of plant compounds such as essential oils, aromatic waters, macerated oils, dried herbs, powders, clays and algae” says Beth.
The lecture and demonstration is to take place at the home of equestrian artist Sir Alfred Munnings where Beth will discuss the relationship between plants and animals and the theories behind self-medication. There will be a demonstration to follow in the very stables in which Munnings once kept his horses to watch Beth work with a horse.