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6th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 20-22, 2024 | Paris, France

Traditional Medicine 2022

Camilla Whishaw

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2022 - Camilla Whishaw
Optim Equine, Australia
Title : Naturopathic Treatment of Horses: The Central Role of Gastrointestinal (GI) Health


The health and integrity of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) in the horse is an essential yet often overlooked component influencing many aspects of a horse’s health. Camilla’s presentation will explore the intimate link between GIT health and inflammation, immune function, neurotransmitter production and function and reproductive health. She will discuss how conventional veterinary medicine often fails to adequately recognise and address factors such as integrity of the GIT epithelial lining and villi, mucin production, and establishing and maintaining healthy microflora throughout. Camilla will cover the main pharmaceutical medications, dietary and management practices which adversely impact GIT health and how the appropriate use of Naturopathic medicine can rectify this.

 What the audience will learn

•   The importance of identifying and addressing causative factors in poor GIT and overall health

•   The importance of developing clear treatment aims which dictate treatment plans

•   The central role of gut health in animal species

•   The central role of gut health in variety of health conditions

•   Understanding the mechanisms of action of pharmaceutical medications: how they may contribute further to the animal’s condition; side effects of the medications; their role in GIT health

•   Dietary and lifestyle factors damaging to gut health

•   Appropriate use of herbal medicines, nutraceuticals and dietary practices to restore optimal GIT health


Camilla Whishaw is a highly regarded, experienced horsewoman and naturopath. She graduated from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in 2011 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy). A leader and innovator in the field of holistic equine health care and naturopathy, Camilla consults on challenging equine health cases globally- working alongside and collaborating with some of the World’s leading equine health care professionals.

Camilla helps to holistically treat and manage a broad range of health conditions and injuries, with a particular passion for stallion fertility, problem pregnancy mares, digestive health, immune challenges, neurological cases and inflammatory bowel disease.