Raspberry leaf is a natural, herbal remedy for moodiness in mares caused by fluctuations in hormone levels. It is also believed to improve muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract and the uterus. Raspberry leaf can be found in prepared supplements or it can be given in dried leaf form.
Calculating Dosage of Raspberry Leaves
When starting a horse on raspberry leaves it is important to calculate the correct amount of the dried leaves to add to feed. Dosage for the leaves can be calculated according to weight, with 1/2 a teaspoon being the recommended dosage for every 150 pounds the animal weighs.
Frequency and Duration
One dose of raspberry leaf daily is the maximum required for any horse. While some of the supplements may be safe to feed year round, pure raspberry leaves should not be fed year round.
Supplements with raspberry leaves for horses are available from several companies and typically come with scoops to measure out the recommended dosage. Horse owners should consult the dosages instructions for these products to ensure correct dosage.