Although they do learn from one another, and will often help a sick relative or companion, animals don’t rely on outside help when they are ill; they self-medicate.

Sadly, the animals on modern farms are denied the opportunity to treat themselves. They are crammed into fields or barns where there is little space and little or no opportunity to self-medicate by changing their diet. All they have available to eat is what is provided by the farmer: grass (if they are in a field) or special feed mixture (if they are in a barn). Their diet bears no relationship to the sort of food they…


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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: