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Case Studies of animal treatments

Here are some actual examples of how our products have helped treat animal wounds and specifically in horses.

Ireland's Equestrian Case Study

Advertorial in Ireland's Equestrian Nov -Dec 2012 Issue.



Case study following a foal with an horrific wound that was treated with Botanica's Natural Herbal Cream and Cleansing Wash for 35 days.

Latest Update on Brian McLoughlin Horse - Winning Balmoral 2009

Winning the 6 year old class in Balmoral 2009

After successfully healing and recovering from this horrific injury in 2006, Lincourtgino,ridden by Dr John McLoughlin is now a potential grand prix horse having won the 6/7 year old Qualifier class @ 130cms at Balmoral in July 2009.

The Botanica Wash and Cream enabled a potential grand prix horse that previously would have been put down, to achieve that potential.

Please click on the link below to see Lincourt Gino winning his class at the American Gold Cup 2012.




Successful Treatment of Horse Wound for Brian McLoughlin using Botanica

This case study details the remarkable recovery of a horse with serious leg wound and the successful treatment and rehabilitation of horse using Botanica herbal creams..


I had brought this three year old horse by Gino in for breaking and had indeed had him driving in the long reins. One morning on going out to feed him I found him standing at the back of the stable with many cuts and tears and the horrific injury to his leg.

The little wall built diagonally across the corner of the stable to accomodate his feed trough had been demolished. I can only assume that at some time during the night he had become cast, while kicking in an attempt to get up he must have kicked through one of the blocks and got his leg jammed through the hole. He must then have struggled for several hours to do the amount of damage he did to himself.

When I saw him he had stripped all skin and flesh from a good four inch length of his near hind canon bone. The bone and tendons were clearly visible and indeed one tendon was mashed against the bone. I was easily able to reach into the hole and pull it away from the bone. He could not put his foot to the ground at all.

I immediately sent for the vet who, when he saw and examined the injury, immediately suggested putting him down. I disagreed and said we would give him a chance. He dressed the leg and said he would return in three days to see if there was any progress.

In the course of the next day or two I recalled having been told of a pony with an extensive leg injury which had been healed using Botanica cream. I contacted the owner of the pony who put me in touch with yourself who dispatched the cream to me without payment, I had it the next day.




I immediately began to treat the leg with it and did not have the vet back. Within a week there waas a marked improvement and I then called the vet back and he was also very surprised at the obvious improvement and healthy appearance of the wound. By the time I had used two tubs of your cream, following your directions, the wound had closed over and healed externally though there was still a considerable disfiguring swelling.

I put him out and the swelling has not only decreased dramatically as you have now seen but he is trotting and cantering completely sound, though I will give him until Christmas before bringing him in again to finish breaking. 

In the meantime I have used the cream on all sorts of cuts and injuries and it has never failed to promote rapid and scarless healing. I have, as you know, recommended it to several other horse owners in the area and my yard will certainly never be without a tub of Botanica.

Brian Mc Laughlin

Horse Injury Treatment for Moyra Hyndman's horse using Botanica

This case study details the story of Moyra Hyndman's horse injury and recovery (told in her own words)using Botanica's wound treatment products.

Case Study: Moyra Hyndman - Oct 2006

On the 7th June I went to pasture about one mile from my house. My intent was to bring in a horse and bring it back to work.The horse has a very infected huge cut on her off-hind canon area. We were not sure what caused the injury, but it was horrific. There was a large area of outer skin missing and the infection was so bad, that as she walked it oozed out and ran down her leg.

The horse was treated by our vet, the wound was treated and bandaged, and the horse was put on a strong course of antibiotics. The horse had to be sedated by injection before the vet could touch her leg.

As time went on, the vets tried various methods of clearing the infection. The horse visited the vet twice weekly for ten weeks and had to be sedated by injection each time. There was slight improvement on the cut, but the horse was becoming more difficult to load onto the trailer and we felt that she was becoming dull and not recovering as quickly from the injections.By this time our vet’s bill was huge and there seemed to be no end in sight. I was desperate.

Then some hope came when a man told me to visit a stand at the Dublin Horse Show. Gladly, I headed for the show and sought out the ‘Botanica’ stand.



I met and talked with Sean Cooney, and he introduced me to Botanica Cream and Botanica Cleansing Wash. I spent about 40 Euro and headed home. One of the things I was worried about was how I would even get near to my horse and touch her leg without sedative injections, let alone wash it and apply cream.

Sean gave me some advice on how to gain her trust, and assured me that the cream would work.

The next day, my husband and I took off the bandage, cleaned the wound and began to apply the cream. Sean was right! The Botanica cream seemed to have a soothing effect and within a few days we were able to apply it easily.Thankfully the improvement was steady and now the wound is almost completely healed.

I am indebted to Sean Cooney and his wonderful medicines. I also value his knowledge and advice on horse behaviour patterns.

I am looking forward to bringing my horse back into work and I can assure you my tackroom will always have a jar or two of Botanica Cream in it.

Moyra Hyndman
21st October 2006

Fatal wounds on a Grayhound

Fatal wounds on a grayhound

On 29th November 2009 my 7 year old rescue Greyhound Rosie was viciously attacked. We took her straight to the vet who did his best to stitch the wounds but some of the stitches came undone on day 8.
Kim Sanzone read about Rosie on the Greyhound Data forum and kindly sent me a tub of Botanica. I used it twice a day, three days on, three days off.
We are now on day 55 and Rosie is left with just a tiny scab!
Everywhere I go I tell everyone about Botanica! I left the literature Kim sent me at the vets for everyone to read.
I absolutely love the smell of Botanica, it is SO soothing. When Rosie was very poorly I looked forward to the "Botanica" part of the day because the smell of the cream relaxed both Rosie and me! In fact, I'd often open the tub of Botanica just to have a sniff to calm me down!!!
Is there any way you can make a Botanica candle or air freshener smelling of Botanica? !!!
I have attached Rosie's photos for you to see, there are quite a few of them so I may have to attach them to another e-mail, but I am sure you will be interested to see how well Rosie has healed.
Sophia Lloyd-Haley

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Client Testimonials

  • Alan Roocroft,
    Owner operator.Elephant Business.

    It’s been my experience that Botanica products work as a softening agent on Elephant’s tails and feet. The areas on the tails and feet after Botanica creams were used were softer and

  • Alfonso Martin MRCVS,
    8 Scroggy Lane, Glenavy, Crumlin


    We have been using Botanica products for the past 2 years

     cracked heals…


    Itching - Anti-Itch

    Infact Botanica can

  • Mrs S J Smith (Racehorse Trainer),
    Bingley West Yorks

    I have been using Botanica products for more than 2 years on our horses, in particular the Wash and Herbal Cream. I have found these products to be excellent and very effective.


  • Dr Adrian Mulholland,

    Hello Sean


    I have been recommending Botanica Wash and Herbal Cream for all types of skin conditions.

    Another indication for your considerat

  • Eileen O'Brien,

    Dear Sean

    I have to write to tell you of the excellent results I have had from using your products. I bought your antiseptic cleansing wash plus other products at the horse of the yea

  • Imogen Miskin,

    Hi Sean I would just like to say a very big thank you! for kindly giving me some of your BOTANICA natural herbal cream, at "your horse live". For the scar on my forehead from when a do

  • Jenny Close,

    Hi Sean

    I was talking to you last night, my blackberry battery was too flat to email last night.

    I use Botanica Natural Herbal Skin Cream in the way windowlene is used in M

  • Cala Russell,

    I was given a sample of your amazing cream by Di at Coltsfoot (our sponsor) and IT IS AMAZING !! It heals almost anything... form spots to cuts and back again. No offence but its a little like h

  • Mollie,


    My mother bought a selection of you creams. She gave me some to use as a DEODERANT. I didn’t think for one minute that it would work, but I did use it at her persistence. To

  • Mrs Theresa Lennon,

    I was first introduced to Botanica Healing Skin Cream when my daughter contracted chicken pox.

    My sister worked in a local Pharmacy and recommended it. She had it very bad on her face

  • Huw Gruffydd,
    Wynnstay, Rhuthun

    Hi Sean,

    It has been nearly seven weeks since I e mailed you thanking you for the package you kindly sent to me. The filly had a nasty cut on her leg about above her

  • Mark Durning,
    4 Moorefield church road killiney co. Dublin

    Hi Sean
    I am an Equine Dentist and use only the best products that are on the market. My customers’ horses deserve the best care possible and this is why I use

  • Paula Flavin,

    Hi Sean ,my stallion had very serious problems in his sheath area caused by a buildup of smegma ,we had tried everything, and was having intensive treatment by the vet ,I had heard about Botanic

  • Claire Dunphy,

    Hi Sean,


    I purchased a 550 ml tub of the Botanica Anti-Itch cream and 500ml Botanica cleansing wash at the Dublin Horse Show in August.  I have a horse that has

  • Mairi,

    I would like to thank you for selling me the pack at the Royal Highland Show which included the Anti Itch.  My pony has not itched at all since using your product and I have used it on othe

  • Laura Domenica,

    Dear Sean,


    I have a Friesian mare. When I bought her, I didn’t realize she had Severe Itch. We went on holiday in the spring and when I returned two weeks late

  • Diana Milligan,

    Hi Sean, I rang you last year and you said you would donate a Botanica Hamper to the Scottish Donkey Breed Society and we would very much like to take you up on this offer for a fundraising raff

  • Peta Roberts F.B.H.S.,

    Dear Sean,

    At HOYS you asked me to let you know how my pony was doing on your anti itch cream. He now has hair on his quarters, and a tail, and our fence rails are intact! It took unt

  • Alfonso Martin,
    8 Scroggy Lane, Glenavy, Crumlin

    We have been using Botanica products for the past 2 years.


    It has always worked very well and are pleased with the results


    IN a 'Coals to Newcastle' sce­nario, a small Northern Ireland company has started selling herbal products to China.

    Botanica International from Warrenooin

  • Jane Zhang,

    In an unusual reversal, a British herbal company has landed a cor selling natural medicinal lotions, sprays and liquids to China where h medicine has been conducted for thousands of years.

  • Ray Cooling,

    IN WHAT appears to be an act of total role reversal, a United Kingdom company has landed a long contract to sell herbal remedies to China. Botanica International, based in Northern Ireland, make

  • News,

    Nick Skelton uses Botanica on Arko

    The top show jumper Arko owned by John Hales of One Man and Azertyuiop fame, fame, used to suffer from permanently cracked heels until rider Nick Sk

  • Newry,
    39A Patrick St

    We have been using the Botanica range of products for more than 2 years and found them very effective.

    They promote the recovery off horse skin. They are effective in recovery of cuts

  • Hugh C. Suffern,

    We have been using Botanica Range of Products for a number of years now with amazing w'.kits on Cuts, Grazes, Cracked & Sore Heels. In Botanica can be used daily

    The Botanica

  • Buisness Life,

    Last year there was panic buying in high street giant Boots after one of its own brand skin care

    creams was featured in BBC science documentary and again queues ha

  • Marian Cooper,

    A Northern Irish woman who survived a bomb blast hails Botanica as a miracle cream, as it healed a wound after almost 20 years!

    "I was about to get into the bath when a bomb expl

  • Paul Mulholland,

    Please see attached photograph of the tip of my left ring finger after an accident at work and following plastic surgery at the Ulster Hospital, Belfast.

    I know it looks a right mess

  • Dessie Hughes,

    My name is Dessie Hughes and I am a horse trainer based at The Curragh Co Kildare. Due to increasing wet weather and regular use of artificial surfaces on the gallops our horses often suffer, We

  • Tom Taffe,

    Dear Sean

    We have been using your Botanica Herbal Cream for two years now for various conditions, We have found the product to be excellent and all problems have cleared up very quick

  • News,

    THE red hand logo of Botanica International is easily recognised by people in the sport horse sector, but an increasing number of race­horse owners, trainers and bree­ders are becoming a

  • Dr Salom√© Weingarten France,

    We met at the FRANCE VET congress in Paris a month ago and you gave me a few samples of your products a Cleansing Wash and an Anti-Itch Cream in order to try on my horse which has been s

  • Angela Brindley,

    Good Afternoon Sean,

    I have owned my gorgeous coloured cob for four and half years now. He suffers from leg mites, which causes him to itch and bite his legs, resulting in sores aroun

  • Paul Martin,
    Clanciarrai Kerry Blues.

    My name is Paul Martin from Lurgan, Co Armagh and I have been breeding Kerry Blue Terriers for thirty five years and also judge all terriers both at championship and open show level.  I hav

  • Alan Roocroft,

    It’s been my experience that Botanica products work as a softening agent on Elephant’s tails and feet. The areas on the tails and feet after Botanica creams were used were softer and

  • Predrag Marjanovic,
    Singapore Polo Club

    Dear Sean,

    I am very happy to say we have been using your Botanica Products on all types of skin with great success here at the Singapore Polo Club.

    We have used Botanica W

  • Brian Dooley,

    Dear Sean,

    I have been using the Botanica products for a number of years now and I must say our stable yard would not be without them.

    The Botanica Anti-Itch cream is absol

  • Tina Mc Grane,

    As a greyhound trainer I use a lot of Botanica products. I have been training greyhounds for many years and can honestly say that Botanica Natural Herbal Skin cream is the most effective cream I

  • Gerry Creighton,

    Hi Sean,

    As requested an update on the Botanica herbal cream use here at the zoo, I spoke with all the keepers involved in applying theherbal cream to our pachyderms [large mammal wit

  • Jayne Doherty,

    Dear Sean,

    I wanted to write to you to say I just love Botanica!

    It was first in my kit bag when packing for the European Championships this year as I knew it has so many u

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