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Don't cry. Some things have to get worse before they get better. It could be that the growth or bad cells covered a larger area than seen.
Wait until you talk to the vet.
 

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Thanks Natisha - calling Dr. Unruh tomorrow and sending him the pics - unsure what are next step is... will keep you all posted.
 
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I know it's hard to see, but I do believe it's supposed to get "quite angry" after treatment, before the healing starts. I'm not quite at this stage yet in my treatment with my horse, but the way my vet has described it, I'm fully expecting to see something just like this.

I'm interested in hearing the advice of your vet. Good luck and thinking good thoughts for you.
 

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I thought I would see this, but hoping the sarcoid would not still be in the middle of it, so am a little confused if I should keep on the 4 day on/4 off schedule for just the sarcoid in the middle ... hoping vet can come by and check it - I'd sure feel better...
 

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Believe me I know how you feel, I almost cried when I first saw Hunters face. I won't do the xterra again. I will call this other vet with the one time treatment. It was bad but not as bad as xterra. Here is a pict of Hunters face last night. You can see the hair growing back in on the right hand side one. The crappy thing is I think he has another one coming up on his cheek on the other side. Darn that was his good side. Hate that they are all on his face.

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That sucks Hunter, any chance he'll grow some hair back? I talked to the vet today after sending him the pictures, and he said to let it rest now. He said I could spray it with Vetricin (sp?) and just let it be for awhile. We will reassess after this mess heals up and we see what we are left with.

On a side note, her jaw is now hot and swollen and starting to scab, so we'll see how that one does - pics of that tomorrow...
 

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Sorry, I've not read all the replies, but we have had great success using Clean Horse

The man who makes it is out of Arkansas. My best horse got a very aggressive sarcoid, which is a viral condition, 2 yrs ago. I used Clean Horse, and the sarcoid shrunk and disappeared in 2 weeks. There are several companies who make a similar salve. I like this particular blend because it has dmso. The bloodroot is an essential ingredient, and Clean Horse is made with bloodroot.

Years ago, one my husband's best horses got sarcoids. The vet removed them, and they came back with a vengeance. He had to sell the horse. This product is money well spent if you're dealing with sarcoids, or any other type of skin growth. It also gets rid of warts & melanomas.
 

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Sorry, I've not read all the replies, but we have had great success using Clean Horse

The man who makes it is out of Arkansas. My best horse got a very aggressive sarcoid, which is a viral condition, 2 yrs ago. I used Clean Horse, and the sarcoid shrunk and disappeared in 2 weeks. There are several companies who make a similar salve. I like this particular blend because it has dmso. The bloodroot is an essential ingredient, and Clean Horse is made with bloodroot.

Years ago, one my husband's best horses got sarcoids. The vet removed them, and they came back with a vengeance. He had to sell the horse. This product is money well spent if you're dealing with sarcoids, or any other type of skin growth. It also gets rid of warts & melanomas.

That sounds very close to the xterra that I used, it is also made with bloodroot.
 

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I've heard of xterra, but haven't used it. My horse's sarcoid was aggressive in that it was fast growing. However, it did not get bloody, it oozed, and looked more like an infection coming to a head. It sloughed right off. I did not pick at it the entire time. I just kept plenty of product piled on, and let it come off on it's own.
 

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Whiskey's sarcoid today:

It is reducing in size, unsure if the sarcoid is still there under the scab. Putting Vetricyn on it every day.
 

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still reducing... the one on her jaw looks like the sarcoid came off with the scab so we'll see if she regrows hair there....
 

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I am so sorry you are dealing with sarcoids. My old grey TB had a bunch of them since I got him. Over the course of 4 years I had him we tried everything, but eventually lost him due to a sarcoid that grew internally into his spinal column (extremely rare, DO NOT worry about this happening to your mare).

He first came to us with multiple occult and fibroblastic sarcoids, the worst one being a grapefruit sized tumor on the side of his sheath, the smallest being dime sized occult lumps on his ears.

Here is what we tried, what worked and what made things worse. Note that during the whole thing he was able to stay in work and continue eventing, jumping and everything, just a few days off here and there.

Xterra: This worked exceptionally well for the first 8-9 months. It removed the largest protruding tumors. However, Hank became very weary of it and we eventually had to tie a hind leg up with one person holding it, and apply the xtera with a yard stick. And soon many smaller sarcoids were showing up in new locations.

De-Bulking with Liquid Nitrogen: The vet performed surgery on some large tumors that developed after using xtera. After cutting out the tumors, surrounding flesh was frozen with liquid nitrogen. This is when we discovered Hank is a heavy bleeder,and the surgery only made more sarcoids pop up in more areas.

Ditton Cream: Hank was much more willing to have this applied than the xtera. During treatment with the cream the sarcoids did not grow, but they did not really heal or shrink, either.

Wheat Grass spray: Using powdered wheatgrass made into a liquid spray. Saw no effect, good or bad. He liked to drink it for a treat, too.

OSU vet school: We started taking him to the vet school every 3 weeks. They started with a debulking surgery followed by cauterizing the areas. Then every 3 weeks he went in to get injections around the sarcoids of an inocculation developed from his own sarcoid cells to try and stimulate his immunoresponse. From the outside it seemed to work, though we now suspect is caused the sarcoids to morph into an internal infection form.


He handled everything like a champ, and through it all was otherwise comfortable and healthy, and a wonderful ride.

Best of luck, and hope that you can learn from some of my experiences. Remember to enjoy your horse! The sarcoids aren't likely to kill her!
 
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