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post #1 of 7 Old 11-18-2010, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Charlie has sarcoids :(

so the horse i ride, Charlie, has sarcoids.
he has them on his ear, neck, chest & under his belly.
his owner doesnt really do much about it, and when it comes to getting them removed she doesnt get the vet out, she'll just tie an elastic band around them herself. i was wondering if anyone else who has experience with sarcoids could suggest something to help with them? since ive never really had experience with them.

heres a couple of pictures that show his ear & neck:

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-18-2010, 03:49 PM
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The rubber band might make the tumor fall off, but the sarcoids go deep and you need to get the "root" out to keep them from coming back. If she won't have the vet out to take care of them the right way, I am not sure what else you can do.
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-18-2010, 08:02 PM
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i would reccommend that you dont have them cut out (even if vet suggests it, my friends horse had a inch wide and 6inch long, gash under its belly and sarcoids still returned). my advice would be to put "liverpool cream" on it.. the veterinary centre there has developed this cream and its amazing, although quite expensive, it does the job 100%, the horse has not had sarcoids since and, lets be honest, surgery isnt cheap either.
as sarcoids are like icebergs simply banding them will not solve the problem in the long run and they could potentially spread to areas where they could be of real danger (eyes/nasal passage).
obviously check with your vet before applying it because i have heard that it does not work will all sarcoids, but as you could have tied an elastic band around my frends horse's sarcoid i reckon it will probly be ok :)
the cream is easy to administer, its a thick, sticky and gel-like, so i would advise gloves :) hope this helps
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-15-2010, 10:35 AM
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you can have them banded frozen or cut off when they get banded they give u a hair root cream which kills off the root however my mare has had this and they came back she has them on her belly dont worry too much x
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post #5 of 7 Old 12-15-2010, 10:53 AM
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I just had a sarcoid taken off of Rose. I was told that there was a chance that it could come back; but if caught early enough, can be taken care of with a topical treatment. Although the vet didn't tell me what the name of it is, I do have a friend that has had to use it on one of his horses in the past.

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post #6 of 7 Old 12-15-2010, 11:28 AM
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I believe the topical ointment is called Xxterra. It has blood root and some other things in it.

I believe the blood root really does work. My vet told me about it and I made an ointment out of blood root powder and antibiotic ointment for my old Paint gelding that had cancer on his penis. It looks several weeks and he itched, but it did take the lesion off his penis. Unfortunately, he got others on his penis and sheath. But the one I treated with the blood root healed completely and never came back.
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-15-2010, 04:07 PM
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I think getting them frozen off is the best thing. I had a horse with sarcoids and freezing them off worked great...they never came back. They were huge, way bigger than your horse's
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