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post #61 of 71 Old 01-26-2012, 08:14 PM
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Bumping this up to see if there are any new pictures?

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post #62 of 71 Old 01-26-2012, 08:53 PM
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I have seen this work on 2 broodmares, with ENORMOUS sarcoids on their lower legs. They looked like they were growing an extra hoof before treatment.
The toothpaste used was a particular brand, that contained an active ingredient that most other toothpastes don't contain. I'll have to ask my friend what it was called, as she had it imported from the US.
It did take a long time, but both sarcoids have reduced to being only a small bump and scar.
Our vet was so impressed, they they are considering investigating the 'active' ingredient, and creating a paste to market specifically for sarcoids.
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Wow, Kayty! I'd be curious to hear the name of the paste.

BTW, I believe it's fluoride that is used. I remember checking all different ones in my local supermarket, and the highest was in Colgate.

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KV, I don't think fluoride is the ingredient, we've got it in all our toothpastes here but didn't have this particular ingredient that was required for the sarcoids so needed to get boxes of it shipped from the US.
I'll speak to the lady soon and let you know what the brand is.

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Interesting! I said fluoride, because I think that's what lady who started this thread said. I may have to re-read the thread though (as it's been a while).

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post #66 of 71 Old 01-26-2012, 09:51 PM
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I was slack and didn't read much of it either, just saw sarcoids and toothpaste!

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This discussion was one of many that led me to try toothpaste on sarcoids. My horse was diagnosed by a vet, had biopsy taken and confirmed sarcoid. I am the sort of person that will do anything for my horses and will go without food and heating to pay a necessary vets bill. I was quoted around 400 pounds (UK) for Liverpool cream treatment which was affordable but since the sarcoids were fairly small (biggest one about the size of a thumb-nail) and my vet had said that one option was to leave them be, I decided to experiment. I am a scientist by background and I'm generally sceptical about 'miracle cures' but there were so many people with claims that toothpaste works that I thought there might be something worth investigating.
I tried Colgate Duraphat 5000 toothpaste - available online or from some dentists which was the highest fluoride content i could find. I applied this once a day, always giving the area a wash with a soft brush to remove the gunge before hand. Within 4 weeks the smaller sarcoids had gone hard and flaked off like scabs, and within 6 week later the biggest one just fell off leaving healthy-looking pink skin behind.
While being really pleased that I seem to have a success, I am still quite unsure as to the effectiveness of this treatment. Part of me worries that I have experimented with clinically unproven treatment on my beloved horse. I don't know if the sarcoids will come back - maybe bigger than before. Will the same treatment work again? - I just don't know.
I would like to see a proper clinical trial on sarcoid treatment, comparing the vet's recommended treatment compared to toothpaste, other 'herbal' cures, and doing nothing. How long does each take to work? Does the treatment cause the horse discomfort or pain/swelling? What are the long-term outcomes? Does fluoride content matter? This could be a nice project for a student vet - if you could get 500-1000 horses involved in a trial the results could be quite interesting - maybe there could be some funding from a toothpaste manufacturer.
Anyway, enough of my ramblings, I wish you success with whatever sarcoid treatment you decide to use.
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The horses that I saw it used on, it was the vet that recommended this particular toothpaste.
It has been a couple of years and they have not returned.
I wouldn't be worrying about your horse turning green and growing an extra eye - we put toothpaste in our mouth and surely ingest some each time we brush our teeth. Using it externally on a horse is really very mild!!

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I'm interested to know the brand of toothpaste as well.

As for an actual treatment, I completely believe in xxterra (sp?). It is designed for a sarcoid type situation and within a couple of days application the sarcoid was shriveling up and peeling off. Wonderful results. It was $50 for a container that I am confident will last us a few more sarcoidsworht worth in the future (should we ever get to that point of having one again).

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I know this is old but any updates? i find this absolutely fascinating and would love to see if the sarcoids came back or not.
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