WARTS! on lips and eye.... can you get rid of them?

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    11-03-2011, 07:22 AM
WARTS! on lips and eye.... can you get rid of them?

Okay, so again with my new horse, she has warts, like ugly ones... ahha,

Mum said put vinegar or something on it and it'll go away, anyone tried something to make them go away?!
Don't really want to put a acid thing near her eye, or even mouth.
Previous owner said she's always had them.

Also are they just ugly, not a infection or something?! Like people have warts.

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    11-03-2011, 09:22 AM
I had a young mare who had them pretty bad on one side of her mouth. I left them alone and they cleared up in a few months. The ones around the eye would concern me a little more. You can always have the vet look at them.
    11-03-2011, 10:40 AM
Hoe old is he ?? It is not uncommon for young horses, especially yearlings, to have warts. They are viral and theres nothing you can do about them except wait, they will go away on their own. My horse had them until she was 4.
    11-03-2011, 11:59 AM
Talk to a vet if they don't clear up. I had a mare that got them as a reaction to stress and allergens.
    11-03-2011, 12:34 PM
Years ago my new yearling got them so bad we called her Icky & she still has that name 23 years later. She thinks it means 'most wonderful.
I tried all kinds of topicals nothing worked. Then I tried an old time remedy but it's not nice to do. I took a hemostat to a large lesion & clamped down. Of course it hurt & she leaped away pulling the wart off in the process. It bled a bit & she hated me for a while but within a couple of weeks they were all gone, never to return.
The theory behind doing that was that the virus would be released into the bloodstream where the immune system would see it & attack it, which I believe happened. The vet said it was hooey & a coincidence that they happened to go away after I did that. Maybe so, but after watching more & more show up for months then suddenly all go away it seems like too much of a coincidence.
I'm not saying you should try it, just telling you of my experience.
    11-03-2011, 06:21 PM
Thanks goneriding,

And gypsy girl - she's around 6.

Interesting story natisha! Don't think I really want to pull them off, ill see how they go in a few months, then I'll get the vet out. (:
    11-03-2011, 06:40 PM
Originally Posted by iloverains    
thanks goneriding,

And gypsy girl - she's around 6.

Interesting story natisha! Don't think I really want to pull them off, ill see how they go in a few months, then I'll get the vet out. (:
LOL I didn't pull them off, I just crushed one, the horse pulled it off. That's why I used a hemostat, so there was no turning back.
    11-04-2011, 01:08 AM
Years ago I had a yearling that was all warty. I freaked & called the vet, he said to leave them they would go away on their own, if not he would come & crush one. No crushing neccessary, all the warts disappeared in a few months.
    11-04-2011, 07:02 AM
Oh cool, thanks natisha.

And thanks waresbear... I hope they go away!!
    11-04-2011, 04:14 PM
I've seen those before. Whatever you do, don't let a vet cut them out! That just makes them go into hyperdrive. :)

I've never had trouble getting rid of that type of wart. What we do is get some Crest toothpaste (the regular kind, not the gel) and dab a generous amount on the wart. Re-apply as needed. Be sure to check everyday because other horses like to lick it off sometimes. The wart will eventually just drop off. If it has a really deep root it might take a month, but that darn thing will crumble up, sometimes breaking off in pieces, and then be GONE. Once gone, I've never had them come back using this simple remedy. Give it a try. It can't hurt.

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