- How long does this treatment with Capstar take?
Capstar treatments are very individual,
so the amount of time varies with each individual case. Usually,
the longer the horse has had the condition, the longer it will
take. We have had some horses that were helped within 2 weeks,
but it usually take up to a few months. Once Capstar has been
initiated, a healing process can begin.
- How come Capstar does not give immediate results
such as cyprohepatine?
Cyprohepatine suppresses the symptoms
of Headshaking Syndrome. As soon as you discontinue the drug
the symptoms will return. Capstar removes the symptoms. Once
symptoms are gone, Capstar may be discontinued.
- Why is Capstar so expensive?
Capstar is actually very inexpensive.
The initial purchase price is $99.00 per month. This fee includes
case analysis, one month of email support, and all the capstar
needed for one month. This may sound expensive, but try comparing
the price of Capstar to using cyprohepatine
every month over many years. Capstar is a real bargain considering
your horses value. Other payment options are available.
- How long does each bottle of Capstar last?
One bottle of Capstar is enough
to last 4 weeks.
- Can Headshaking Syndrome be cured?
Yes in most cases, but this is assuming
that you will not re-introduce the cause, which in 95% of the
head shaking cases is caused by vaccinations.
- Is Capstar effective with all types of Headshaking
Yes. Capstar is helpful with seasonal
head shakers, photic head shakers, head trauma induced head
shakers, etc. It is important that you obtain a diagnosis of
Headshaking Syndrome from your veterinarian; otherwise, Capstar
may not work for your horse.
- Why do I need a symptom case analysis for my horse?
Capstar is completely safe, but
it does require knowledge of homeopathy to determine the correct
remedy and to administer correctly. We are trained, experienced
- Is Capstar useful for other problems?
Capstar Equine Products is formulated
from Headshaking Syndrome in horses only. Capstar will not help
with head shaking from mechanical means, such as bad teeth,
poor fitting tack, or bad riding.
- What can I expect from the Capstar treatment?
Your horse should initially be calmer
as a result of the treatment even though he may still have symptoms.
Symptoms should gradually disappear, becoming less violent,
less often. Eventually, the symptoms are gone all together.
It is rare that symptoms suddenly stop, this can happen, but
usually symptoms slowly disappear.
- Do I need a veterinarian to diagnose my horse as
a head shaker?
Yes, because we do not diagnose.
We sell an alternative treatment for Headshaking Syndrome. If
your horse shakes his head but does not have Headshaking Syndrome,
Capstar will not help.
- What happens if I vaccinate my horse during the
Your horse's symptoms will worsen.
All the progress made will be lost and we will back at square
- If my horse becomes symptom free and I vaccinate
my horse will his head shaking symptoms return?
Yes, in nearly all cases.
- Do I have to take my horse off his medication before
No, he can be weaned off his medication
as his head shaking symptoms improve.
- If my horse becomes symptom free this year, will
his symptoms return in the spring?
Possibly. Some horses will have
head shaking symptoms again the following spring. In these cases,
the Capstar treatment is resumed and symptoms are quickly removed
and usually will not return the following year.
- If I continue to vaccinate my horse will I need
to continue treating with Capstar?
Yes, if you vaccinate your horse
the head shaking symptoms will re-appear again the following
spring. Due to the vaccinations, Capstar will need to be resumed,
and it will take additional months to remove these symptoms.
- If I continue to vaccinate my horse will my horse
ever be cured of Headshaking Syndrome?
In our opinion, NO.
- How can I protect my horse without vaccinations?
Your horse is already vaccinated.
In our opinion, 95% head shakers are over-vaccinated. This is
like over-filling your gas tank or over-watering your house
plant. It is unnecessary and harmful.
- If I vaccinate my horse yearly is that considered "over-vaccinating?
Yes, if your horse already has immunity,
then vaccinating yearly would be over-vaccinating.