Q: My Arab has a tumour in his lower jaw. This was discovered after
an operation for an infection in his tooth.
that the affected area was larger than expected so radiotherapy
was not a viable option. He is happy well and free from pain. However
I'm worried that the area may be prone to infection. Can complementary
therapies help keep a way infection and relieve discomfort?
You ask whether there are any complementary therapies; that may
help your horse to fight infection and help prevent anaemia. There
are a great deal of different supplements in the shops that aim
to help with just these problems. Most immune boosters are based
on Echinacea, a plant which helps animals to cope with, and prevent
your horse's case I don't think that Echinacea alone is the best
herb to use as it only provides hep in the short term. You are really
looking for a formula that will give more long-term support to your
horse and help strengthen the whole body. With this in mind, we
usually use an antioxidant formula.
A liver and
digestive detoxifying tonic
can also be helpful to improve the overall way that the body works,
and will also help with the anaemia issues. For more direct support
of the blood system there are all sorts of red blood cell formulae
available. This type of formula works very quickly and does not
need long-term supplementation.
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