BOTANICA Internat-ional Ltd is a name well-known in equ-estrian circles in Northern Ireland, but
enterprising proprietor Sean
Cooney ships his products much further than these
shores! From their War-renpoint base, the company sends products as far away as Australia – but wherever they are used, the feedback is the same… Customers love Botanica products, whether for themselves, their horses, their dogs – or even their elephants!
Rosie Alcorn BVSc MRCVS from Coastal Equine Vets had this to say: “I thought you guys should hear about a case that we used Botanica on. Last year, I was called to stitch a horse with a massive wound on his face – it was stitched and stapled, but we knew it was going to break down – and that’s where Botanica came in. As we thought, it broke down around day seven.
“I’ve always used Botanica on wounds, but this was a big one. We monitored the horse’s SAA (serum amyloid A) for level of infection and it remained low; every bandage change, we applied mountains of cream and every time we came back to it had always improved. We used it as a barrier cream once we removed the bandages.
“I didn’t know whether to send you the photos, but I think credit where credit’s due,” Rosie concluded.
The photos of this horse’s injury and healing speak for themselves.
Botanica customer Becca Cameron said: “We had a foal that got his leg caught in a fence and had two cuts down to the bone on his pastern and hock. Weeks worth of box rest and bandage changes twice a day, lots of antibiotics and pain killers, he has come right and is perfectly sound.
“We used Botanica products while he was recovering from his injury. We used the herbal cream on his wounds and the 6-in-1 spray to keep his coat healthy. Thanks to Botanica products, the foal’s leg healed beautifully and he did not need to be put to sleep! Amazing results.”
Jean Higgins, a customer from Brisbane, Australia, also
loves Botanica products: “I bought the itch pack for my gelding, who’s been plagued since being a yearling with QLD Itch. We’ve tried just about everything, including steroid injections and cr-eams. Used the wash and cream last year and again this year, with amazing results. Highly recommend this pack.”
Andrea Richardson, who rides side saddle, said of Botanica: “Absolutely the best products on the market for equines – I adore the herbal healing cream – treats EVERYTHING! Another fav-ourite is the no-rinse wash – smells divine and very soothing. Top marks.”
Botanica products aren’t just good for horses, as dog groomer Kelly Beresford stated: “Met these guys at Crufts and absolutely love the range. I own a dog grooming salon and my doggies love their clean faces after a herbal wash! I also use the spray on doggies with dandruff and skin problems, all with amazing results.”
Abbie Henderson was so impressed with Botanica that she left the following customer testimonial: “I have
used the skin healing cream and cleansing wash on my mare after getting her hock caught in a fence. These photos are all two days apart with bandage changes. First photo and last photo are three weeks apart. Both myself and vet are amazed at how quickly this cream and wash has aided her healing. Really is amazing stuff!”
Katy Ewing of Kae Eq-uestrian is a British show jumping athlete and a UKCC Level 2 coach. She said: “ I use the cleansing wash alongside the anti-itch cream for my Welsh D. She started scratching in 2020. She had bald patches
and raw skin and after numerous visits from the vet and recommendations for different lotions and potions, costing me a fortune.
“I came across Botanica at a show. I spoke to them and took their advice. Her bald patches cleared up and she is much more comfortable. Have continued regular treatment.”
Perhaps the biggest chal-lenge that Botanica has faced is in treating elephants! Alan Roocroft, the world’s leading expert on elephants and Gerry Creighton, Operations Manager at the world famous Dublin Zoo have been treat-ing their elephants with Botanica’s Natural Herbal Cream.
Of course, Botanica also cater for humans, with a range of very popular skin creams, which have also received fantastic positive feedback.
Such is the fan base for Botanica products, that even the Royal family use them and they are just as impressed as everyone else – in fact, Her Late Majesty The Queen granted Botanica the Royal warrant last year.
It is great to see a local company doing so well on a global scale – keep up the good work!
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