Thanks so much.One vet suggested $2,000 and a trip to a hospital with no guarantees. Another old time vet tranquilized him in a stockade and carefully removed the sarcoid right up against the ear. Then he used some sticks with silver nitrate on the ends to cauterize the area that was cut and scraped to remove the sarcoid. He used maybe one or two dozen of the sticks that resembled long match sticks except the knot on the end of the stick was gray, which was the silver nitrate,.
The sarcoid was sent to a lab to confirm sarcoid, which it was, at a cost of only $70. The vet wrote me a prescription for something to hopefully prevent it's reoccurrence, a product that can be very painful to the horse.
I decided not to use it as the horse was already very reactive with his ear being touched. A bridle had to be modified to even be able to bridle him. So I decided if it came back, I'd have an entire hole cut in his ear.
It has not came back after several years. The vet's bill was $30. You read that correctly. Only one zero there. A vet that cares about both people and animals.
The horse continued to be reactive for some time afterwards until he figured out his ear did not hurt when being handled anymore. Now fingers may be inserted in his ear without a problem.
The appointment with the vet was made 2 days after I received ownership of the horse who I still with me .
Good luck and fingers crossed.
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