Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Advice needed on warts gone wild


I know it is perfectly normal, and I know they will go away on their own eventually, but this is out of control. Look at this poor fool. I have done all the things that always work--like make them bleed to stimulate his immune response, and what happened? They got worse. This has gone on at least for three months and I think longer than that--it has probablyh been that long since I aggravated them

It does not even look as nasty in this photo as it does in real life, I swear.

Does anyone have any home remedies for this? The vet tells me of course that it will pass--which I know it will, I just feel awful for him that it has to hurt.

Bring on the cures, folks, we need them!

11 comments:

jen @ J&J Acres said...

I've never seen that before! (Not that I've been around horses much!)

Camille said...

Poor boy! I have heard of the immune stimulant, but don't have any info on it. Mostly, the vets say let em alone and they'll go away. If he is eating and drinking well, I guess he will be ok. It does look very painful!

Paige said...

EqStim might be worth trying---

Bekah said...

oh my god i will never sleep again. this is why i dont eat cauliflower...because it look like...

im not helping...i have to go pretend i didnt see that...

oh gosh.

Paige said...

I know- isn't it hideous? It is a wonder anyone will play with him!

*Sarah* said...

oh my I don't know a damn thing about horses but yikes that is some scary wartage you have going on

Abby said...

Eeeew. That's all.

Pony Girl said...

Thanks for your comment on my post about the joint supplements!
I've never seen warts on a horse! I am sure they make some kind of topical medication. Are they contagious to another horse? Good luck, wish I could have been more of a help!

Paige said...

They are pretty common in young horses- just a viral thing that goes around, but older horses will fight it off better because they have stronger systems---some will get stuck with them like this poor dude has.

Makes me crazy. I don't like not being able to fix things

amyblady said...

I was told to use dial antibacterial hand soap for horse warts. The orange one. You could try washing his nose with it.

Poor baby, it does look icky

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

We have luckily never had an outbreak of warts, but there are several "natural" products that should help boost his immune system and speed up his ability to get over these.
Echinacea is an immune system builder and will help him get over any viral or bacterial infections that might be weakening his system and preventing him from being able to clear these up. It can be used externally as a poultice/compress too. Don't know how easy that would be to apply though.

Ginseng(Siberian) is another immune system builder.

Here is a link to a "natural" site that has a wart reducer oil. I ended up not having to use their "moody mare" oil, but I was sure gonna give it a try on one of my mares. We ended up feeding her a supplement that stabilized her hormones and so I didn't get to try this product. But, their wart remover has tea tree oil and lemon oil in it and that is what I use when I get cold sores. It sure helps so maybe it will help your guy too.

http://scnaturalhorse.com/oils.htm

scroll to the bottom-it is the last product listed. I hope it helps. Poor guy-they have to cause him some discomfort.

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