I wanted to let you all know that Kate (the gasoline injected horse) is doing as well as can be expected.
She is home. The vet did have to come out again to tend to a new eruption of gas in her neck, but otherwise, she is healing. The Docs are trying to wean her off of the Banamine and pain killers – which makes her a bit cranky. So, they’ve been extending her meds a bit, just to keep her comfortable.
Here are pics of her wounds as they are draining and healing. Even though this looks awful, it actually looks good according to the vets. The gasoline rises to the surface and needs to get out… so it creates and abscess-like welt. The Docs open the welt, clean the dead tissue and let it drain. This has happened all up her neck and on her face.
OTHER RECOMMENDED SARCOID CURES.
Many of you wrote in with sarcoid cures that had worked with your horses… I have not tried any of these but I wanted to pass them along in case any of you needed this info pronto!
1) Zovirax Cream – This is for humans and by prescription only. It is basically exactly what I’m doing without having to crush the pills and make a paste! Zovirax is Acyclovir. So, Zovirax cream is a herpes/shingles cream.
I think this would be worth a try if you can get your hands on it. I wish I had the cream. Much easier than mashing huge pills!
If you try this, let me know if it works for your horse!
2) Xxterra ointment – I have not used this and had never heard of it… but you can get it at Valley Vet! I’ve cut and pasted what VV says about it.
3) Turmeric paste – Again, I have not tried this and know nothing about Turmeric paste on sarcoids… But, if you’ve tried this, please let me know if it has worked for you!
DO YOU RINSE YOUR BEET PULP PELLETS?
I have happily used soaked beet pulp pellets for years now. Love it! The horses love it. Great source of fiber and it also helps clean the IT track of sand if you make it sloppy enough. Wet is better!
Well… Tess is fattening up and I couldn’t think of one thing to take away in her diet so she wouldn’t plump up. Her hay is soaked, and she barely gets any other food other than the powder dusting of Cool Stance.
The Founder Warrior suggested I ‘rinse’ the beet pulp pellets before soaking them.
Why? They aren’t supposed to have any sugars on them.
She told me that the beet itself has starch and sugars naturally and that I should rinse the pellets to make them less fattening (and sugary… since she is IR and Cushing!) for Tess.
Hmmmmmm. I thought all you had to do was soak them… but there is residual, natural sugars in there.
So, I rinsed before I soaked (used a collander). For 2 weeks.
And she lost weight.
Same amount of pellets, just rinsed.
The Founder Warrior was right.
I went to the Standlee Hay company’s website to look up the ingredients of beet pulp pellets and found this:
So, if you want to keep your soaked beet pulp pellet eating horse on the thin side and absolutely sugar free, rinse before you soak!
MAMA TESS’ TREASURE CHEST IS OPEN … AGAIN!
I’m opening up the treasure chest for the next several weeks because maggots, the Founder Warrior and the vet visits insist that I do…
I have two necklaces today…
1) ONE OF A KIND, HAND MADE RUSTIC STERLING OVAL, GREEN TURQUOISE, AVENTURINE, AMBER BEADS AND STERLING HANDMADE FLOWER CHARM WITH AGATE CLOSURE.
I love this. I can see this on a red head or blonde or darker skinned person. I LOOOVE the handmade sterling oval and the mix-match of gemstone beads. So pretty and unusual. I get comments whenever I wear it. It looks beautiful and striking when worn.
Sold! Thank you, Dana!
2) ST. FRANCY PENDANT ON A CHAIN!
St. Francy is helping MT today! This is a St. Francy necklace on a sturdy, 16″ sterling chain.
(To see other St. Francy pendants, click here!)
If the link doesn’t work, this has sold…. BUT… email me because I have many chains and I could make one up special for you, too!