Over the past five years, vet Stephen Ashdown has written many articles, spoken on equine matters and contributed widely to horse magazines.

Here he reproduces in the form of questions and answers about 100 topics, all of them common problems which afflict horses.

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Stephen is a vet who has been carrying out research on herbs and traditional animal health practices for the past 10 years.

He worked extensively in veterinary practice in the UK before moving into overseas development in Africa and Asia where he started to witness first hand the power and importance of herbs to people in the tropics where modern health services are very limited.

As well as his veterinary qualification he holds masters degrees in Tropical Animal Production and Rural Development Planning.

Upon returning to the UK from work with UNICEF in Sudan, Stephen founded GLOBAL HERBS to distribute and promote Ayurvedic products from Indian Herbs International, Saharanpur, the largest company of its type in the world.

GLOBAL HERBS now provides a unique service both in the UK and abroad and combines direct veterinary advice with state-of-the-art Ayurvedic herbal products.

GLOBAL HERBS aims to promote healthy, balanced lifestyles for people and their horses and support development initiatives around the world for a fairer and more caring planet. The company sponsors the Laminitis Advice Center, an online information service supported by a free veterinary helpline.

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