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Equine Iridology
Using the eye as health assessment tool
Iridology is the analysis of the iris (the coloured part of the eye). The eye is totally unique in each horse, much like a fingerprint and can offer information about health.
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Iridology is used as a tool to assess the integrity of the tissues in the body – it is now known that when a cell is damaged or diseased the vibrational rate of that cell changes. This change in vibration is transmitted through the central nervous system to the iris via the optic nerve, resulting in marks or colour change in the iris.

During an iridology assessment the eye is examined for patterns, lines, colours and other characteristics within the iris which helps to determine valuable information about the health of horse. The iris will show the horses strengths and weaknesses and its constitution. The observations are then matched to an iridology chart which is divided into zones that correspond to parts of the equine body.

We now know through the study of epigenetics that environmental influences and acquired experiences can account for up to 80% of what our genes express, so by identifying strengths and weaknesses and supporting them accordingly we can also positively influence genetic makeup. We may not realise to what extent traits are actually inherited via external influences upon genetics, but it is never too late to make positive changes.

If we identify the stressors to the animal's health, we can then make positive changes to dietary intake, environmental lifestyle and avoid the stimuli causing discomfort and disease.

Iridology could help horses that are suffering from:
  • Digestive issues

  • Metabolic issues

  • Behavioural problems

  • Emotional issues

  • Pain issues

  • Loss of appetite

  • Conformational problems

  • Support inherited weaknesses

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Iridology is a valuable health assessment tool, but here are some of the things it can’t do:
  • It CANNOT give medical diagnosis or identify named diseases

  • Tell if an animal is pregnant

  • Detect something if anaesthetic was used on the animal (which can interfere with nerve signals to brain)

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