Monday, October 24, 2016
You Never Quite Know
I am currently treating Chance for Lyme disease by using immune system herbs and colloidal silver.
I am not 100% sure that is why he was lame, but it's worth a shot here.
My farrier, Scott, came out and checked his front hoofs, trimmed and rebalanced his shoeing, and that also helped. When he pulled the shoes, he tested for soreness and found absolutely nothing. I would have thought if it was navicular syndrome, there would be some heel soreness.
After listening to a lecture from Dr. Joyce Harman on the Internet, I realize that Lyme is a most sinister disease that hides in the body where antibiotics cannot touch it. The only way the body can rid itself of the bacteria for good an all is for the immune system to figure out what the invader is and finally conquer it instead of being led astray.
I am still awaiting an immune formula from Australia, but I am using colostrum supplement at the moment.
Colloidal silver is a very effective antibiotic that attacks bacteria that are immune to antibiotics. It disrupts their ability to function. It has been successfully used against Lyme.
I gave Chance a course of bute for about four days and have since weaned him off. So far, as of this morning....third day without bute...he looked pretty good.
I'm keeping my hopes up. He is such a sweet horse and such a good trail mount, I really do want to be able to ride him.
But for now, I just want him to be happy and sound enough to enjoy the lovely fall weather roaming about the paddocks and pasture.