a nail lodged in his foot
Q: My horse stood on a roof nail and although the vet and farrier
managed to remove most of it, they said some of the nail may remain
in his hoof.
to be true, as a year later a foot abcess burst and particles of
rust were visible in the pus. The vet administered a large dose
of antibiotics but six months on my horse is still sore. I soak
the foot in Epsom salts and apply poultices but nothing seems to
draw out this elusive piece of metal. My farrier is not in favour
of an operation; she says we must wait for the metal to come out
on its own. Is there anything I can give my horse to boost his immune
system and help his body get rid of the alien object?
Foreign bodies lodged in the foot such as you describe can be a
real problem but a combination of homeopathic remedies and herbs
might help. Silica is good at resolving conditions such as foreign
body penetration and herbs help build up the immune system so its
better at expelling such material from the body.
homeopathic vet for the best results. Herbs are commonly used as
food supplements to support the immune system in such situations. Continue
with the use of herbs for several months or until you see success.
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