Grey Horse Melanomas

Eating Again


Katie seems to have developed a taste for the herbal supplements, and finished her food last night. 

My good friend, Chris, rode Katie on the trail today.  As usual, she was very excitable all the way.  However, at one point during an uphill climb, she simply stopped.  Not simply winded, but appearing to be in pain.  She also started coughing, and we were very concerned about her.  When we got back to the barn, Chris walked her for about 20 minutes in the round pen, then groomed her and put her blanket back on.  I fed her bute with her meal tonight, in hopes that it relieves the pain.


Follow Up eMail From Melissa M


Hi Sue,

 

Thank you so much for your response, it is wonderful to know that I have  someone to share concerns with and your email was very reassuring.  Sorry I took so long to get back to you, only manage to get to check my email once a week if lucky, with work and everything else.

 

My girl seems to be doing fine I am looking at this positively as the vet said she is in excellent health and will be around for a long time to come. I have done as much research as I can on the matter and as you mentioned it does to seem to be a common occurrence in greys and often don't cause any harm so I am hanging on to that information :)

 

I left a message with the vet about the Cimetidine (sorry spelling), they said they have had mixed results often with initial shrinkage and then return. They keep stressing the cost and seem to be reluctant to prescribe (I am not worried about cost I simply want my baby to be ok). The good news is that the fluid seems to lessening. It is summer here and worried about the flies causing infection so rinse it every couple of days with Betadyn solution and spray some horse flyspray around (careful not to get on it). It really doesn't seem to bother her and that is the main thing.

 

Thank you for the information on alternative options, as was thinking about getting urology done to prescribe some herbs etc for her. I hope the herbal treatment that you are starting Katie on is effective, are you using all that the homeopath prescribed or are you doing your own selection, what proportions are you using. I have been making some enquiries about grape seed extract I think I will have to go to a specialist health food shop as I am not having any luck with local shops. But definitely hoping to get that this week and start her on it.

 

Are you going to be stopping the carrots and apples? This will be a tough one for me because she loves her carrots and apples, don’t know if I can do that to her J

 

I am also planning on getting in contact with the vet as was hoping to use Vitamin E or Ostrich oil on the melanoma to avoid the rubbing that has caused the ulceration. And fingers crossed that will make a difference.

 

Thank you for the well wishes and the same for you and Katie, I’ve got a bunch of photos (just have to find them – moved house recently). I think you will be amazed at how similar our girls look.

 

Thanks Sue I am starting to feel better about it all.

 

Keep us posted on Katies’ progress also.

 

Take care (both of you)

 

Melissa

 










 

Taste Matters


Okay, this newest course of treatment was certainly well-intended and thoughtfully prescribed.  However, it isn’t going to do much good if Katie won’t eat it.  Yesterday, I started with a lower dose.  She was cautious, but eventually ate her feed.  Once I increased the amount to the prescribed dosage, she refused to touch her feed.  This is pretty unusual, since Katie has never even refused feed that contained the bitter taste of Bute.  I will keep trying for a couple days to see if I can get her used to it.  If not, I’m just going to suck it up and order Nublada’s Cure again.  She actually seemed to enjoy the taste of that supplement, and I did achieve results using it.


I feel I need to do something soon, because I think the melanoma on her udders is growing again, and seems painful to her.  I will continue to rub it with frankincense oil, but I worry about it becoming infected due to the fact that it has abscessed.  I will call the vet tomorrow to see what she recommends.


Staying the Course


I have realized that treating Katie’s melanomas is a long-term commitment.  Because I do not like the side effects of the Cimetidine, and do not think that is a good long-term plan, I have consulted a homeopathic practitioner who has made a recommendation below.

Let's look at what are some of the main "known" causes of cancer as of latest research.  We must consider all of these factors in a treatment protocol in order to have the best chance of beating the cancer...this is the holistic approach.  All of these factors contribute to a body's frequency being reduced to the point it allows dis-ease to manifest (colon and other elimination organ malfunction, a depressed immune system, etc.), which then becomes a downward spiral. 

  1. 1.Poor oxygenation - Healthy cells have sufficient oxygenation.  When there is insufficient oxygenation, a cell will resort to sugar fermentation, which will cause cancer cells to start forming, growing and multiplying.  Poor oxygenation is caused by a buildup of carcinogens and other toxins.  Cancer cells thrive on sugar.
  2. 2.Restricted circulation - caused by poor oxygenation, lack of exercise, etc.
  3. 3.Lack of proper nutrients - can be caused by a lack in intake/ingestion or restricted/poor circulation where the nutrients are unable to get to the cells.
  4. 4.Acidic environment in the body (low PH) - caused by poor nutrition, poor quality feed, high sugar/carbohydrate intake, exposure to and ingestion of the numerous toxins in our food and environment.  Low body PH is detrimental to the blood and other cellular fluids' ability to hold oxygen.
  5. 5.Environmental stress - EMFs (high tension wires, cell phones, etc.), GMOs, pesticides, herbicides, chlorinated and/or fluoridated water, toxins in topical cleansers and salves, over vaccination, etc.
  6. 6.Psychological stress (from self or others - horses are especially sensitive to what is going on with their people and will pick up or take on these stressors as a way to "help" their people) - negative emotions or thought energies, lack of faith, too high expectations, etc.

Below are my suggestions of alternative remedies that address one or more of the above factors.  I've included the properties for each remedy.  I've also listed other things that you can do that don't fall in the herbal, homeopathic, etc. categories.  You may need to do some of your own research on how much to give, etc.

  1. 1.Essential Oils

    1. 1.Frankincense essential oil (with all essential oils it is imperative to buy therapeutic grade such as in Young Living, otherwise you can do more damage than good and at the minimum waste your money, use only a couple drops mixed with a vegetable oil like olive oil - because animals respond much more quickly than humans - and apply topically directly or near the area of concern).  Anti-tumor, immune stimulant, anti-infectious, antiseptic, increases activity of leukocytes (part of immune system) in defense of infections, oxygenates the body, and raises the frequency of the body where disease can not thrive.
    2. 2.Or another essential oil to use with or in place of Frankincense is Lavender essential oil (not as expensive) - Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antitoxic, regenerative.  Lavender is considered an universal oil that balances the body and works wherever there is a need.  It promotes health and a general sense of well-being, as well as raises the frequency of the body.  Use the same as Frankincense.
  2. 2.Herbals

    1. 1.Flax Seed for Omega 3s - I see you already give Katie ground flax seed.  You can give up to a cup a day to a horse, I believe.  Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, laxative (may help the body to eliminate toxins).
    2. 2.Grape Seed extract - you could continue this as it is a very strong anti-oxidant.
    3. 3.MSM - oxygenator, anti-inflammatory, detoxifier, anti-cancer, anti-candida (condition known to be prevalent in cancer sufferers), anti-parasite, alkalizer (neutralizes acid).  The sulfur constituent of MSM helps to keep the connection between cells more flexible and porous so more nutrients and oxygen can get into the cells while toxins can get out. 
    4. 4.Cayenne or capsicum (use in moderation) - strong affinity to the skin and the circulatory system, improves circulation especially to the skin and extremities, anti-inflammatory, reduces pain, strengthens tissues.  This herb increases the effectiveness of other herbs that have an affinity to the skin and extremities when combined with them.
    5. 5.Bentonite clay - can be used to help absorb and neutralize acids, thus raising the body's PH.
    6. 6.Red Clover - blood cleanser and anti-tumor/anticancer properties with an affinity to the liver, blood and skin.  Contains the flavonoid, quercetin, which is a strong antioxidant.
    7. 7.Burdock - blood cleanser, liver tonic, helps with elimination of toxins, a good general nutritive substance - safe and gentle.
    8. 8.Dandelion - anti-inflammatory, liver tonic, laxative, improves digestion, helps with elimination of toxins, a good general nutritive substance - safe and gentle.
    9. 9.Astragalus - immune system stimulant, anti-inflammatory, blood cleanser, strengthens digestion, boosts energy levels, improves resistance to disease.
  3. 3.Green foods - for their chlorophyll (blood cleanser) and alkalizing and detoxifying properties - spirulina or chlorella are good choices.  They also are highly nutritive.
  4. 4.Homeopathics

    1. 1.Zormus (a beryllium formulation) - reduces pain, anti-inflammatory, anti-fatigue, anti-tumor.  Also helps to make digestion and elimination more efficient.
  5. 5.Other

    1. 1.Avoid unnecessary vaccinations - Unnecessary to me would be anything but rabies which carries legal issues with it.  All other vaccinations can be replaced with nosodes (homepathic vaccines that do not depress the immune system or contribute to the toxic load of the body like traditional vaccinations do) that are quite cheap.
    2. 2.Be investigative and thoroughly check Katie's environment for exposure to other toxins, environmental or otherwise.
    3. 3.Eliminate all sources of sugar - carrots, apples, other treats, some feeds, maybe even your source of beet pulp contains molasses.  I would not feed beet pulp unless you know your source does not contain any additives such as molasses or unless it is organic and certified non-GMO (over 90% of all beet pulp in the US is now GMO).  GMO foods can cause allergies, kidney and liver damage, immune system damage, etc.
    4. 4.I just read that alfalfa can contribute to the growth of melanomas.
    5. 5.Take a good look at the other supplements you are giving Katie...watch out for synthetic (toxic) vitamins, cheap fillers, etc. that will only add to her toxic overload.  It would be better to feed a whole food supplement where you recognize all the ingredients as being real food or herbs that give a good balance of vitamins and minerals.
    6. 6.Think and be POSITIVE.  Think positive, heath-giving thoughts about Katie.  Help her to see that complete health is possible for her.  Believe in her.  Send love to her daily.
    7. 7.Energy work of any sort will help on all levels - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
  6. If Katie was my horse, I would do as much as I can to eliminate all the "bad" stuff and give her the best diet I could.  I would then start with an herbal supplement that would include at least burdock, dandelion, astragalus, a small amount of cayenne, MSM, spirulina or chlorella, and flax seed.  Later I would add in red clover, bentonite clay, etc. if it looks like I need a stronger formula.  Initially, I would also use the Zormus homeopathic remedy and one of the essential oils.  I would give her some energy work like Reiki on a regular basis and make sure I kept a positive attitude.


I have now started Katie on a supplemental mix of 1T each of the following, once per day

    burdock root

    dandelion root

    red clover

    MSM

    Astragalus powder


1/8 tsp cayenne     

1 cup Omega Horseshine (flax seed) - all my horses get this each day


I mix 1 tsp frankincense oil with 1/2 cup grape seed oil, and I rub it on her melanomas every other day.


eMail From Melissa M


Hello,

 

My name is Melissa and I have a beautiful 25 year old mare who looks amazingly similar to Katie. Whilst grooming her the other day I noticed a ball like thing between her teats. I had the vet out today who said it was a melanoma and that it is unlikely to be cancer, as she is in extremely good condition for her age. But pretty much left it at that I asked about Cimetidime as I had read your site previously, but she new nothing about that drug. I have left the information at her office for her to look into it for me.

 

I am writing from Western Australia, so I am not sure if it is completely different here or not. I am so worried about her as I do not have the luxury of her living on my property and agist her out where I can only get there a couple of times a week due to work and distance. It appears to be leaking down her leg and have been told to just ensure I clean it every couple of days to avoid infection with betadyne. But I am interested in knowing if you know of anyone in Australia who has delt with this. Also I am looking at giving her the grape seed extract... how much do you put in each feed? Also is it something she is going to like or would I have to hide it in her food.

 

I have had my baby since she was 2 or 3 and I want to do whatever is possible that will make her live a long healthy life. The vet did a general health check and said she is in EXCELLENT condition so that was atleast something. Its just that the melanoma seems to have ulcerated as it is between her teats and it rubs.

 

I would appreciate any help you can offer...

 

Thank you

 

Melissa



Follow Up eMail From Marion L


Hi Sue,

Yes we went to the specialist today and Anna had a ultrasound and it is a Melanoma over the parotid gland. The specialist said we could remove it but not until it interferes with her performance or well being. The surgery can be tricky with all the major blood vessels in the area. (I will start saving for that one.) The tumour has no pockets or fluid which was good and was a solid mass. The reason he didn’t want to biopsy was that it could introduce infection and if it abscessed it would have to be removed. We have also found a tiny one coming up beside her tail. I know that one is very new

.

 I asked about the Cimetidine, and  the vet will make some enquiries for me. He says it works by stopping the melanin being laid down so halts the growth of the tumour. We don’t have the flavoured sachets available in Australia so will have to make some enquiries. I know they use it in race horses to prevent ulcers as “Tagamet” but will have to increase the dosage. I believe it may also be a bit liver toxic so will have to weigh that up.( I might be wrong here, but just contraindicated for animals with renal or liver disease) The vet  said there are mixed results with it but willing to give it a try so will prescribe it. It is a S4 (prescription only )here, is it the same in the US?

How have you found it with Katie ?, I see you like to give it a rest here and there.

 

 He is also happy to recommend her for the EcoBiotic  trial so  however he feels they might be reluctant to use her due to the size of the growth.

I have heard about the frankincense oil so will love to hear how it goes with Katie.

There is so much to try and sort through., but we are on our way.

Anna has a lovely, very black shaved patch on her neck which my daughter was horrified with as we have a dressage day tomorrow. The joys of makeup.. She doesn’t want a thousand questions from people asking about what is going on. 

We are happy for you to use “Anna’s story> I have attached a photo for you to see the swelling behind her jaw. It has reduced since then as we feel the salivary gland has gone down underneath.

 

Thanks again for your help and interest

 

Regards Marion

 

 

  


eMail from Marion L


Hi Sue,

I have been reading your website this morning while researching equine melanomas. Our daughters performance mare “Anna” (W/B/T.B) has just been diagnosed with a melanoma over the  parotid gland region. She has just turned 6 yo this January.

We had been watching the lump but as it had been going up and down, had been advised by vets that it probably was a reactive salivary gland. During a routine dental I asked the vet to take a fine needle sample. Pathology has come back as probable melanoma and have been advised to take a biopsy to confirm.

 

We are quite devastated with this diagnosis as this is such a special mare to my 15 yo daughter and she has been diagnosed so young. She is used for Eventing, Show jumping and dressage.

 

I have been doing some research after being told by the specialist  vet surgeon that the melanoma is not in an area easily removed with surgery .

I was directed to the  Cansema website by our naturopath who looks after our horses as she has seen some spectacular results in humans from the new internal tonic, Cansema Tonic III. I am wondering if you have heard of this being used for Melanomas in horses. I know it is being used for animal skin cancers. I  am also starting the mare on an auto immune tonic.

 

I have attached a photo of the mare, she is well as you can see in the photo. She has no other lesions and the one behind the jaw is about 100mm long and 70mm wide at the widest point.

 

I am interested to know if you have heard of the Cansema products,

 

Regards Marion


Hello, Marion.

 

I am sorry to hear about your mare.  She really looks spectacular.

 

If you are asking about the 'black salve', I tried it on my mare, Katie.  It is EXTREMELY caustic, and you really must remove it as per instructions, because it eats right through the skin.  Because Katie's melanomas are in hairless and sensitive areas, this was not a good option.  It may, however, work well for Anna, since hers is in an accessible and hair-covered area.

 

The most recent treatments I have heard about use frankincense, either topically (diluted with oil), or injected.  I am currently using it topically on Katie.  I just started, so I can't really claim any results as yet.

 

I also had a homeopathic practitioner give me a treatment suggestion, and this was her response.  I have just ordered the herbs she suggested, and will incorporate them into her diet.  Of course, I will post results on my web site.

 

I am going to give you a number of different options that you can choose from that hopefully are more cost effective for you.  First, though, I need to make a disclaimer and make it clear that I am not a veterinarian, thus I am not qualified to prescribe or diagnosis.  However, I have studied extensively on various alternative therapies and have used alternative therapies myself and on my animals for many years.  I also ask the spirits for guidance in selecting a treatment protocol for a particular individual.  I can make suggestions to you that would be based on what I would do for my own animals in a similar situation, but the final decision and responsibility will be yours.

 

I read your webpage on Katie and see that you have tried a number of different treatments, both allopathic and alternative.  Whenever treating with allopathic drugs, it is important to remember that pharmaceutical drugs only treat symptoms and not the underlying cause of why the disease occurred in the first place, plus they have the disadvantage of adversely affecting other organs and systems of the body.  Drugs have their place, but shouldn't be used with the intent of "curing", they only suppress and in certain situations (life-threatening usually) this may be necessary to give a chance for the alternative (herbal, homeopathic, etc.) remedies to begin working.  I applaud you for considering the side-affects of the drugs you were using and in using natural remedies to alleviate/prevent them in Katie.

 

On your webpage you noted that while you have used Nublada's Cure, you have not continued it due to the cost.  Although, I have no experience with Nublada's Cure, it looks like a good product, if you could continue it for an extended period of time...many months or even years.  Hopefully in the suggestions below there will be other options with similar properties that will be more cost effective for you.  Nublada's Cure uses mainly Chinese medicine, which may be more expensive than western herbals.  Western herbals are usually easier to buy in bulk too and then you can make up your own formulas for much less the cost.  In any chronic disease, like cancer, it takes many years for a body to manifest the disease, so you can expect it may take a similar amount of time to bring the body back to a full state of health without stressing the body too much.  You should expect, however, to see many positive changes along the way toward complete health, such as the tumors' growth slowing, then reversing, and disappearing altogether.  Continuing to maintaining the new healthy lifestyle is critical to maintaining a cancer free existence. 

 

Let's look at what are some of the main "known" causes of cancer as of latest research.  We must consider all of these factors in a treatment protocol in order to have the best chance of beating the cancer...this is the holistic approach.  All of these factors contribute to a body's frequency being reduced to the point it allows dis-ease to manifest (colon and other elimination organ malfunction, a depressed immune system, etc.), which then becomes a downward spiral. 

  1. 1.Poor oxygenation - Healthy cells have sufficient oxygenation.  When there is insufficient oxygenation, a cell will resort to sugar fermentation, which will cause cancer cells to start forming, growing and multiplying.  Poor oxygenation is caused by a buildup of carcinogens and other toxins.  Cancer cells thrive on sugar.
  2. 2.Restricted circulation - caused by poor oxygenation, lack of exercise, etc.
  3. 3.Lack of proper nutrients - can be caused by a lack in intake/ingestion or restricted/poor circulation where the nutrients are unable to get to the cells.
  4. 4.Acidic environment in the body (low PH) - caused by poor nutrition, poor quality feed, high sugar/carbohydrate intake, exposure to and ingestion of the numerous toxins in our food and environment.  Low body PH is detrimental to the blood and other cellular fluids' ability to hold oxygen.
  5. 5.Environmental stress - EMFs (high tension wires, cell phones, etc.), GMOs, pesticides, herbicides, chlorinated and/or fluoridated water, toxins in topical cleansers and salves, over vaccination, etc.
  6. 6.Psychological stress (from self or others - horses are especially sensitive to what is going on with their people and will pick up or take on these stressors as a way to "help" their people) - negative emotions or thought energies, lack of faith, too high expectations, etc.

Below are my suggestions of alternative remedies that address one or more of the above factors.  I've included the properties for each remedy.  I've also listed other things that you can do that don't fall in the herbal, homeopathic, etc. categories.  You may need to do some of your own research on how much to give, etc.

  1. 1.Essential Oils

    1. 1.Frankincense essential oil (with all essential oils it is imperative to buy therapeutic grade such as in Young Living, otherwise you can do more damage than good and at the minimum waste your money, use only a couple drops mixed with a vegetable oil like olive oil - because animals respond much more quickly than humans - and apply topically directly or near the area of concern).  Anti-tumor, immune stimulant, anti-infectious, antiseptic, increases activity of leukocytes (part of immune system) in defense of infections, oxygenates the body, and raises the frequency of the body where disease can not thrive.
    2. 2.Or another essential oil to use with or in place of Frankincense is Lavender essential oil (not as expensive) - Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antitoxic, regenerative.  Lavender is considered an universal oil that balances the body and works wherever there is a need.  It promotes health and a general sense of well-being, as well as raises the frequency of the body.  Use the same as Frankincense.
  2. 2.Herbals

    1. 1.Flax Seed for Omega 3s - I see you already give Katie ground flax seed.  You can give up to a cup a day to a horse, I believe.  Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, laxative (may help the body to eliminate toxins).
    2. 2.Grape Seed extract - you could continue this as it is a very strong anti-oxidant.
    3. 3.MSM - oxygenator, anti-inflammatory, detoxifier, anti-cancer, anti-candida (condition known to be prevalent in cancer sufferers), anti-parasite, alkalizer (neutralizes acid).  The sulfur constituent of MSM helps to keep the connection between cells more flexible and porous so more nutrients and oxygen can get into the cells while toxins can get out. 
    4. 4.Cayenne or capsicum (use in moderation) - strong affinity to the skin and the circulatory system, improves circulation especially to the skin and extremities, anti-inflammatory, reduces pain, strengthens tissues.  This herb increases the effectiveness of other herbs that have an affinity to the skin and extremities when combined with them.
    5. 5.Bentonite clay - can be used to help absorb and neutralize acids, thus raising the body's PH.
    6. 6.Red Clover - blood cleanser and anti-tumor/anticancer properties with an affinity to the liver, blood and skin.  Contains the flavonoid, quercetin, which is a strong antioxidant.
    7. 7.Burdock - blood cleanser, liver tonic, helps with elimination of toxins, a good general nutritive substance - safe and gentle.
    8. 8.Dandelion - anti-inflammatory, liver tonic, laxative, improves digestion, helps with elimination of toxins, a good general nutritive substance - safe and gentle.
    9. 9.Astragalus - immune system stimulant, anti-inflammatory, blood cleanser, strengthens digestion, boosts energy levels, improves resistance to disease.
  3. 3.Green foods - for their chlorophyll (blood cleanser) and alkalizing and detoxifying properties - spirulina or chlorella are good choices.  They also are highly nutritive.
  4. 4.Homeopathics

    1. 1.Zormus (a beryllium formulation) - reduces pain, anti-inflammatory, anti-fatigue, anti-tumor.  Also helps to make digestion and elimination more efficient.
  5. 5.Other

    1. 1.Avoid unnecessary vaccinations - Unnecessary to me would be anything but rabies which carries legal issues with it.  All other vaccinations can be replaced with nosodes (homepathic vaccines that do not depress the immune system or contribute to the toxic load of the body like traditional vaccinations do) that are quite cheap.
    2. 2.Be investigative and thoroughly check Katie's environment for exposure to other toxins, environmental or otherwise.
    3. 3.Eliminate all sources of sugar - carrots, apples, other treats, some feeds, maybe even your source of beet pulp contains molasses.  I would not feed beet pulp unless you know your source does not contain any additives such as molasses or unless it is organic and certified non-GMO (over 90% of all beet pulp in the US is now GMO).  GMO foods can cause allergies, kidney and liver damage, immune system damage, etc.
    4. 4.I just read that alfalfa can contribute to the growth of melanomas.
    5. 5.Take a good look at the other supplements you are giving Katie...watch out for synthetic (toxic) vitamins, cheap fillers, etc. that will only add to her toxic overload.  It would be better to feed a whole food supplement where you recognize all the ingredients as being real food or herbs that give a good balance of vitamins and minerals.
    6. 6.Think and be POSITIVE.  Think positive, heath-giving thoughts about Katie.  Help her to see that complete health is possible for her.  Believe in her.  Send love to her daily.
    7. 7.Energy work of any sort will help on all levels - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
  6. If Katie was my horse, I would do as much as I can to eliminate all the "bad" stuff and give her the best diet I could.  I would then start with an herbal supplement that would include at least burdock, dandelion, astragalus, a small amount of cayenne, MSM, spirulina or chlorella, and flax seed.  Later I would add in red clover, bentonite clay, etc. if it looks like I need a stronger formula.  Initially, I would also use the Zormus homeopathic remedy and one of the essential oils.  I would give her some energy work like Reiki on a regular basis and make sure I kept a positive attitude.

 

Best of luck to  you and Anna, Marion.  Please keep me posted on her progress and, if you don't mind, I would like to post your email, as well.  Every little bit can be of help to someone out there!


Hi Sue,

Thanks for your email and advice. It has been quite a week. Anna has a little fan club, so everyone is rallying around.

We have an appointment with a specialist vet this morning who has been very understanding and agreed to see her. He is highly regarded in Brisbane. I have ordered the Cansema tonic III and had thought like you that the black salve would be too irritant. I am hoping the tonic will work internally.

 

 I am not starting anything until the visit today. We may do the biopsy but the specialist preferred not to until he had seen  her.

There is a trial starting in Australia this March  with a company called EcoBiotics, they are seeking patients for a wider study of their treatment for cancer. Their product EBC-46  is plant derived and showing great promise in treating some very advanced cancers. It is worth a read on their website,    www.ecobiotics.com.au/clinical-trials.  They are hopeful this product will be fast tracked for human use.

 

My local vet has put Anna forward as a candidate for this trial, so I am a little reluctant to give her anything in case she is accepted for the trial and jeopardize her inclusion in the study. She is still on her liver herbs and will start the immune tonic when it arrives.

I am very happy for you to post Anna’s story but could you hold off until I see the specialist today in case he thinks it is something other than a melanoma. I will let you know how today’s visit goes.

I will pass all the herbal advise to our naturopath. We are currently using Chinese herbs. Anna had a homeopathic detox over her summer break and that reduced the size of the lump so I am hopeful with the natural therapies road.

 

Thanks again, the more people we have researching this disease the better. The amount of people that have told me that Melanoma in horses  is “no big deal” is amazing !  I guess the area that Anna had the lump is the most concerning factor.

 

Hope Katie is doing well, she looks like a pretty special girl as well.

 

 Regards Marion