Sarcoids

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  • Britni Original Poster
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    My horse has developed a sarcoid on his eyelid, the vet said it is best to leave it as its not growing. I decided to try smartimmune after reading some reviews that has success with the supplement for sarcoids. My question is has anyone had success? How long did it take to see a difference? He has been on it for about 3 months and i haven’t seen any results(i will be finishing out this month too), i know it was only a chance it might work but im not sure if i should wait it out longer. He could really use a coat suppliment as he is looking dull and rubbing out hair but i cant afford both. I was thinking about switching to smartprotect instead so i could afford to put him on smartshine as well. Ive also heard frankinsense to work as well, id love input on that if anyone knows anything about it.

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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    From what I have read, the best thing to do with sarcoids is leave them alone, and if that is what your vet recommends you should listen to him/her. As for the coat, rather than buying supplements perhaps you should review his nutritional needs and perhaps change his feed. At this time of year, hay quality can be iffy, so maybe adding some hay cubes (I use timothy rather than alfalfa) would help. You don’t say how old he is, but needs change with age as well as with conditions. Also, thorough daily grooming is a must for a healthy coat.

    It is never the horse's fault

    pheets pheets
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    In re of sarcoids, listen to your vet. My minimal experience (two separate incidences, managed with the “leave-it-alone” method) with sarcoids has found leaving them alone to be best, generally.

    For dull coat and fur-less patches, re-evaluate diet for necessary amounts of vit/mins. Also, consider a de-worming protocol if you don’t already have an active one (fecal counts can be very enlightening, and cheap!).

    Where sarcoids can be slow growing and benign (and your vet is already aware), I would address the dull coat issue directly.

    Sure there's right and wrong but mostly there's just a whole lotta different.

    Mapale Mapale
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    SmartOmega3 – not only improves shine but improves overall health of the coat including resistance to bug bites and healing. If I had to drop all my supplements but one – this is the one I’d keep especially in summer.

    Alois Podhajsky: “When I hear somebody talk about a horse being stupid, I figure it’s a sure sign that animal has outfoxed them. ...

    Britni Original Poster
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    Thank you for the suggestions.
    he is 5 and is pastured 24/7 so he does not get hay. Ive had him on smartvite but i didnt really see a difference, thats why im wanting to try the coat supplement. From what i understand the essential oils do not need to be applied directly on the affected area. I wouldnt put anything on it.

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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    What is growing in the pasture? What grain does he get?

    It is never the horse's fault

    Britni Original Poster
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    I don’t know what kind of grass it is. He gets Nutrena safe choice.

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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    You could even try adding some corn oil to his grain. If you don’t know what sort of grasses you have (your county agricultural agent might be able to help identify them), perhaps adding timothy cubes might be a good idea. I don’t recommend alfalfa, because it is really rich and most horses don’t need it.

    It is never the horse's fault

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