The thing is, the vet has
done the above.
A spokesman said: "We also arranged for a vet to visit the two stables to take samples to try to identify the nature of the illness suffered by the horses.
"We are expecting to hear from the vet over the next weeks, but there is currently no evidence of any connection between the work we are doing and the horses' illnesses."
These samples are most likely to head off to a specialist diagnostics lab and will most probably be seen by a specialist ~ the vet's in terms of diagnostic care cannot do any better.
Further, the vet's are trying to treat the illness the best they can in the mean time through the use of penicillin - a treatment which she has decided does not work despite only having been on it for a maximum of 3 weeks, probably less.
Instead she is using an antibiotic skin cream which does not make much sense considering that penicillin is itself an antibiotic. If penicillin is not working then a (probably non-prescription) skin cream is very unlikely to work. Further, she is using an iodine rub which is actually burning the skin.
I'm sorry but if something actually harms the horses, then in my book it is not treatment but cruelty.
I mean there is the possibility that it is some kind of unusual disease, that is what the tests are for. However, in the meantime I find it quite irresponsible to ignore the advice of the professionals in favour of her own diagnosis.