Iridology is the science of analysing the delicate structures of the iris (the coloured part of the eye).
The nerve endings in the cells in various areas of the body transmit messages via the optic nerve which then show up as markings in the iris. Iridology is able to assess where current challenges/issues may be present in the body and whether there are inherited weaknesses and/or inherent strengths.
It is a non-invasive technique and involves shining a light into the corner of each of your horse’s eyes to observe markings and usually taking photographs of your horse’s eye (which can be better analysed on a computer).
Iridology can detect:
Iridology helps an owner/practitioner assess where to start offering remedies for self selection, or what herbal support might be appropriate for ongoing support for your horse once his/her immediate needs have been addressed. It also helps an owner to make appropriate management decisions for their horse.
By knowing inherited strengths and weaknesses it can be possible to work to prevent issues by supporting “weak” areas early enough, and make the most of the strengths and incorporate these into management strategies.
Iridology can also indicate whether a horse might be suited to particular disciplines – for instance, a horse with kidney weaknesses in unlikely to be suited to endurance events. It may also be able to help an owner investigate why their horse is suddenly exhibiting unusual behaviour, such as napping or bucking, for instance.
IRIDOLOGY IS NOT INTENDED TO SUBSTITUTE MEDICAL OR VETERINARY ADVICE OR TREATMENT.
Iridology will not be able to:
Your iridology consultation includes:
In some cases, the iridology results may mean that I will refer you to your vet for further tests/investigations, or I may recommend other tests such as worm counts (which you as an owner can arrange yourself).
IRIDOLOGY IS NOT INTENDED TO SUBSTITUTE MEDICAL OR VETERINARY ADVICE OR TREATMENT. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS REGARDING YOUR EQUINE YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR VETERINARY SURGEON.