Sarcoids What Do I Do??
I don't currently have any pics but I can get some soon. I have a mare (grey) who is covered in sarcoids. I have treated them just gently with herbal remedies until this point and they often disappear for a short time before a new one appears somewhere else. My vet didn't want to remove them when they first showed up (which I understand) when she was six/sevenish. Now she's about eight and there is one right where the saddle cinch sits, two where the bit sits, and two where the breast collar sits. Now before anyone suggests contaminated tack, I know this is NOT the case. I bought all my tack brand new and it has never seen any horses but my two but it was customized for her specifically. My other horse does not suffer from sarcoids, so I really doubt it's my tack. I don't know what to do, I need to make an appt. with my vet this week to get a biopsy done on it for sure, but has anyone ever had any success in a gentle treatment? Would you suggest purchasing a full fly getup to keep flies off her? The ones on her muzzle won't really benefit from masks and fly sheets, perhaps bug spray? I'd be afraid on contaminating it, so I haven't done that. I currently have her on a special tea that a friend used for the treatment of an infectious mole, it worked like a charm for her and I had researched it to find that it is for any kind of skin ailment (even cancer). It can't do any harm and I want to avoid surgical removal if I can, does anyone else have any sarcoid battling experience? I'm pretty well in the dark.
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