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  • Can you use human wart treatment in horses
  • Wart remover for horses

 
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    11-04-2009, 02:47 PM
  #11
mls
Trained
Warts are viral. They run their course and go away.

An older horse having just one - it's probably a sarcoid.
     
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    11-04-2009, 03:14 PM
  #12
Foal
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Originally Posted by lolayla    
eventually they will fall off on their own
Warts are a viral infection, most commonly seen on young horses but sometimes on older horses too. They usually disappear on their own. While unsightly, they don't do any damage usually.
     
    11-04-2009, 03:28 PM
  #13
Trained
They are a virus so they will go away as soon as their immune system kicks in.
     
    11-04-2009, 03:46 PM
  #14
Trained
They will eventually go away. But they're ugly hahaha. You can pay the vet to laser or freeze them off, but this is very expensive.
Something that I have found to get rid of them which works most, but not all of the time is to buy the human wart freezer and use it only on the single largest wart. By doing this, the horse's immune system should kick in faster and get rid of them right away. If they don't start all falling off in about 2-4 weeks, then freeze off the next biggest one, etc...

Good luck!
     
    11-04-2009, 04:42 PM
  #15
Trained
Thanks Anabel, I will give her some time to see what happens.

She has a large cluster of very small warts, but is malnurioushed.
     
    11-04-2009, 04:56 PM
  #16
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
Something that I have found to get rid of them which works most, but not all of the time is to buy the human wart freezer and use it only on the single largest wart. By doing this, the horse's immune system should kick in faster and get rid of them right away. If they don't start all falling off in about 2-4 weeks, then freeze off the next biggest one, etc...
No! Do not use human wart remover on a horse. Warts on a horse are typically in an area involving the delicate membranes - muzzle and eyes. A horse will not understand the burning sensation and attempt to rub the product off. Risk for eye damage is great.

If absolutely necessary - you can CRUSH the largest wart with a pliers. This supposedly kills the root and the remaining warts will die off more quickly.

However, they are just a virus and unless compound enough to interfere with eating, breathing or vision, please allow time for them to simply go away.
     
    11-04-2009, 11:05 PM
  #17
Yearling
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Originally Posted by FehrGroundRanch    
Thanks Anabel, I will give her some time to see what happens.

She has a large cluster of very small warts, but is malnurioushed.
A malnourished horse is not going to have a fully functioning immune system as stress can suppress it. I think if you get her in some better condition and give her some time the warts will resolve on their own.
     
    11-05-2009, 09:31 AM
  #18
Weanling
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Originally Posted by mls    
No! Do not use human wart remover on a horse. Warts on a horse are typically in an area involving the delicate membranes - muzzle and eyes. A horse will not understand the burning sensation and attempt to rub the product off. Risk for eye damage is great.

If absolutely necessary - you can CRUSH the largest wart with a pliers. This supposedly kills the root and the remaining warts will die off more quickly.

However, they are just a virus and unless compound enough to interfere with eating, breathing or vision, please allow time for them to simply go away.
I actually had a vet tell me this same thing. Pick off the biggest one and the rest will soon follow
     

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