Ingraham, Caroline – Ms – United Kingdom

Caroline Ingraham founded Applied Zoopharmacognosy and is the leading expert in this field of animal self-medication and has spent the last three decades researching and observing how animals self-medicate. Caroline has featured in scientific magazines and articles, and has written numerous books on the subject. She has appeared on the BBC, ITV, BBC Radio4, National Geographic TV and at the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts.

Ingraham Academy, 3 Tetbury Lane, Leighterton, Gloucestershire, GL8 8UP, UK

Caroline lectures about

Applied canine pharmacognosy

November 22, 09.10 AM – Pre-conference seminar
I will discuss how appropriate remedies are offered to find hidden problems that are often the cause of many behavioural disorders, as well as how to help induce trust and desensitise a dog to a behavioural trigger.  Common physical problems that conventional medicine can find challenging will also be discussed, such as epilepsy and skin problems.  The talk will be illustrated with case studies.

Applied feline pharmacognosy
November 22, 10.05 AM – Pre-conference seminar
There is a wide spread belief that essential oils are toxic to cats. I will discuss the issue of potential essential oil toxicity in cats,  which concerns are justified and which are not. I will also cover the extracts often selected by cats for physical and behavioural problems. Focus will include the importance of the route of administration.

Applied equine and herd pharmacognosy; including farms animals
November 22, 11.15 AM – Pre-conference seminar
Learn how horses and farm animals can heal themselves using aromatic extracts, both individually and in herds. Case studies will include sarcoids and laminitis, as well as behaviours caused by hidden conditions. I will also discuss the implementation of a self-medicative regime for herd situations, illustrated with French bio-dynamic goat farmers. The issues of concern were helminths and coccidia infestations, and bacterial and viral lung infections. A group of lactating goats were also addressed.

Applied pharmacognosy with exotic species

November 22, 12.10 PM – Pre-conference seminar
Zoopharmacognosy is an innate practice displayed by wild animals, and so Applied Zoopharmacognosy could be of immense benefit to captive animals and rehabilitation efforts around the world. In this seminar I will talk about how Applied Zoopharmacognosy can be used to aid individual animal health, conservation efforts and environmental enrichment programmes in Sanctuaries and Zoos. The talk will be illustrated with case examples of elephants, large cats and primates.


Applied pharmacognosy: rehabilitation an wound healing

November 23 – 09.10 AM – COMPANION ANIMALS
Rehabilitation and wound healing, using an animals innate ability to resolve injuries with aromatic plant extracts and minerals. The talk will be illustrated with case studies from a range of different species.

Animals can exploit a plant’s immune chemicals for effective wound healing and to combat infection. A different signal mediated by infection for example will effect olfactory and taste receptors, allowing the animal to identify the most appropriate therapeutic plants for their condition. This is an innate response, but the animal must have access to a range of natural remedies in order for this to be successful. I will illustrate this talk with examples of wound healing from an extreme life threatening case, where antibiotics could no longer control severe infection, to the role aromatic chemicals can play in rehabilitation. The more severe the condition, the more pleasant the beneficial plant compound will be, dosage is variable, measured by the individual.