All I can say is that I wish I had known about Naxcel 2 years ago.
I used Naxcel injections to fight Mama Tess’ coffin bone infections.
Caveat: Just to make this perfectly clear, I am not a vet – but I know my horse. After 8 injections, she feels like a new horse. I do not know for sure that Mama Tess’ coffin bone infection is gone. All I know is that I started the shots over a week ago, and today I have a different horse. She is that much better. Also, I don’t know how long this benefit will last… I don’t know if she will need another dose or a monthly dose or what… And, for sure Naxcel will not cure the current damage to her coffin bone due to the infection. But, I swear to you, she is much improved after 8 shots of Naxcel. And for the price, everyone who has a horse with a coffin bone infection should try this before surgery. Could it hurt? Not from what I have read or been told. Could it help? It already has.
Of all the remedies I’ve tried over 2.5 years (including coffin bone surgery), these Naxcel shots have shown the most improvement. I would also project that Naxcel shots in combination with the Theraplate would be a grand slam – circulating the drug for an even greater effect.
NAXCEL FOR COFFIN BONE INFECTIONS – Please run out and tell everyone you know who has a horse with a coffin bone infection to try Naxcel injections!
None of the vets and specialists that have treated Tess have ever mentioned Naxcel as treatment for her coffin bone infection. I was told repeatedly and as recently as 12 weeks ago, that the only cure for a coffin bone infection, was surgery.
Now, this may be true. But, I would much rather give Tess shots of Naxcel once a month (if needed) to see this result, than endure coffin bone surgery. As you all know, 2 years ago, MT had coffin bone surgery on her left foot and the recovery was difficult. In fact, in her case, that foot has never recovered from the very invasive surgery (although the infection was halted for a time). I’m not against coffin bone surgery; many horses have been helped. But, if a non-invasive injection can do the same thing, why not?!
Yes, coffin bone infections are very difficult to cure, for sure, because the very nature of the injury (founder/laminitis/abscesses) creates restricted blood flow to the foot, which in turn inhibits any antibiotics from reaching the far extemities – like hooves.
But, the Naxcel injections, somehow, are working! So please tell everyone you know in case this can help another horse in dire need.
IT STARTED WITH BOVINE P3 INFECTIONS
Of the research I have been able to find online, Naxcel injections started with Bovine founder. I don’t know how it crossed species to horses, but I do know that a few vets on the East Coast have been trying it on foundered P3 infection equines with great success.
This is how I learned about Naxcel. I don’t think there are any papers on it… and I don’t think this protocol is well known. But, MT had nothing to lose and everything to gain, so I tried it.
MAMA TESS’ ROAD
For those of you who are not familiar with Mama Tess founder… MT suffered fatal founder 2.5 years ago. After finally determining the cause too late, I was advised by several vets and specialists to put her down, She had no chance at a life worth living, I was told.
I looked at MT, and she said, “Get me outta here!”
And that was what we did.
For sure, my team of vets was just trying to spare me the heartaches and setbacks (and financial burden) that occur with trying to cure incurable founder. But, for me, I wanted to give my horse a chance since she was still fighting to live.
Mama Tess has had some excellent days and some very difficult days. For a time there, I thought she would survive this… but now I feel that the infections have ravaged her bones to the point that she will never live without some pain.
However, with the spunk she has shown after the Naxcel injections, I once again have hope that with pain management, she could survive this…
Or, at least her legacy may survive. If this news about MT getting better due to Naxcel shots saves other horses, it has all been worth it.