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Horses' wounds heal better with Manuka Honey

Wednesday, 6 July 2011  |  Admin

"A simple application of honey to horses' leg wounds results in smaller wound sizes and faster healing time, University of Sydney researchers have found."

While this is not really a surprise, since similar research and trials with wounds on people has shown the healing benefits of using medical grade manuka honey, this is the first time a clinical trial has been done on horses.

In humans the use of medical grade manuka honey has proven to be effective in treating hard to heal wounds and cases such as severe leg ulcers. There has also been many cases of people using this honey on wounds on their horses, with the same good healing effects. It is nice to now have this backed up with a University led clinical trial.

"Wounds in horses, particularly leg wounds, have long healing periods. But we found applying a manuka honey gel throughout healing led to 27 percent faster healing times," said lead researcher Dr Andrea Bischofberger."

"What we do know is treating wounds with manuka honey leads to healthier tissue regrowth," . "Wounds treated with manuka also showed improved new blood vessel and skin surface growth compared to control wounds," Dr Bischofberger added.


The full article from the University of Sydney can be found here.


The New Zealand Honey Shop has three specific medical grade manuka honey products for wounds, all suitable for both humans, horses, and other animals.

1. tubes of Comvita Manukacare - 100% medical grade manuka honey

2. Medihoney Apinate Dressings - the ready to use manuka honey dressings

3. Medihoney Wound Gel - a combination of manuka honey with other natural waxes to be in more of a gel format





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