Over the past five years, vet Stephen Ashdown has written many articles, spoken on equine matters and contributed widely to horse magazines.

Here he reproduces in the form of questions and answers about 100 topics, all of them common problems which afflict horses.

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Sarcoid cure?
Q: Do you know of any herbal remedies for getting rid of sarcoids?

A: In our research into herbs which help with sarcoids we have used a combination of four ayurvedic herbs on around 30 cases with good results. Giving herbs at a rate of 10g per 100kg bodyweight, we normally find that the lumps are held in check after around 30 days. Normally, after two to three months, the lumps start to shrink and in may cases have completely disappeared after four to six months.

This is quite exciting work. It appears that the growth of such lumps is closely linked to immune system weakness, and the use of antioxidant mixes can eliminate most problems.

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