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Biography

Author - Pioneer of Zoopharmacognosy - International Speaker - Lecturer - Animal Welfare
 

Caroline Ingraham founded Applied Zoopharmacognosy and is the leading expert in this field of animal self-medication. She has always had an enormous concern for the ethical treatment of animals and has spent the last three decades researching and observing how animals self-medicate. Caroline has featured in many scientific journals 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. 

At 22 years of age, Caroline studied the clinical use of essential oils for humans with one of the world's leading experts in aromatherapy, Robert Tisserand and during her studies began to develop her approach towards helping animals using essential oils and other plant and mineral remedies. She later went on to study the French approach to the scientific use of essential oils with EORC (France) and Biologist Thomas Ingraham.  Her work encompasses an understanding of pharmacokinetics and pharmacology combined with animal self-medication. Caroline is in demand globally as a consultant and teacher, speaking regularly at International Symposiums. 

Today, Caroline has helped thousands of animals all over the world, regain behavioral and physical health, including domestic, captive and farm animals. She has had great success with orphaned elephant calves at the Sheldrick Trust in Kenya, working with the French government and bio-dynamic farmers, as well as in conservation with endangered species, and also with rescued animals at the RSPCA in the UK. Caroline writes widely on the subject of animal self-selection, her two most recent publications are 'How Animals Heal Themselves', released in 2014 and her latest publication 'Help Your Dog Heal Itself' released in 2016. 

Recent public engagements

2015: Hay Festival of literature and arts

2015: Natural Dog Conference

2015: University of Bristol: Veterinary and Zoological Society

2015: BBC Radio 4: Four Thought

2016: Hay Festival of literature and arts

2016: British Essential Oil Association

2016: Your Horse Magazine

2016: Interview with Dr Karen Becker: USA

2016: University of Sussex: Botanica

2017: Aromatherapy Today conference: Australia

2017: International Conference for Innovative Veterinary Medicine: Holland

 

Organisations I work with

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Wildlife Heritage Foundation

Battersea Dogs Home

Zoological society of London

Brno Zoo

French National Institute for Agricultural Research

 

Recent articles:

2012: Psychologies Magazine

2012: Canadian Federation of Aromatherapy

2013: Your Dog Magazine

2014: Your Dog Magazine (sensory gardens)

2015: The Veterinary Times

2015: The Daily Telegraph

2016: Your Horse Magazine

2016: Science Psy

2016: The Daily Telegraph

 

Published books:

1997: Aromatherapy for Horses

2001: Aromatherapy for Animals

2006: The Animal Aromatics workbook

2014: How Animals Heal Themselves

2016: Help Your Dog Heal Itself