I tried toothpaste on the bad sarcoid that my horse has now. I may not have used it long enough, but all I got was that it did not grow as fast.
It is supposedly the floride in the toothpaste that 'kills' the sarcoid. It just only works on some of them.
This horse that I have the bad sarcoid on is a horse I have owned for 12 years. He had one little dormant sarcoid on his shoulder when I bought him. He now has 7 or 8 of them and the one one the front of his face where his ear joins his forehead has been bloody and looked like a nasty tumor for 2 years now. I used Floride toothpaste first but to no avail.
A Vet removed it twice. Once he cauterized and tried to burn everything beneath the active sarcoid he removed. I did not think he got it all at the time and it started growing back immediately. It became the size of a man's fist when I had him remove it the second time. The second time he injected a Chemo-therapy drug beneath the base of it after he removed it. It still grew right back.
It again became about 3 inches in diameter. I gave up on the Vet and started putting 'Prouds Off', a caustic that has Copper Sulfate in it. It seems to be working. It is about 1/4 of the size it was. I have no edea if it will dry it completely up.
I have had sarcoids in the past and I had them removed and the area underneath the sarcoids were 'killed' with liquid Nitrogen to freeze it. The Vet did not want to do that on his ear because he was afraid it would go too deep and make a permanent hole in his ear.
A sarcoid on a horse's eyelid that becomes active would leave one with very few ways to treat the sarcoid without damaging his sight. I would probably put my old palomino gelding down if the one on his eyelid ever becomes active.
Last edited by Cherie; 01-31-2012 at 10:24 AM.