Help with getting rid of warts

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  1. MistyAcres

    MistyAcres Full Member

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    My friend has a yearling that has had a case of mild warts for about 8 months. She is trying to get rid of them for showing. Any ideas (other than picking them off as this has not helped - they keep growing back.)?

    thanks :)
     






  2. Blistering Winds

    Blistering Winds Senior Member+

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    8 months? still fighting it? I'd discuss the length with a vet.
     
  3. BriLeigh

    BriLeigh Senior Member

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    My mare had a sarcoid on her chest for the longest time and I couldn't get rid of it. I found that wart off does the trick.
     
  4. GiddyUpScoot

    GiddyUpScoot Senior Member+

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    I would definately get ahold of a vet and look into it, but warts typically last from around 6-9 months. Warts are caused by the papillomavirus and ARE contageous, so she needs to be sure that she doesn't use her tack and other equipment on other horses. She could have a vet surgically remove them, but it's no guaranty that they won't come back... in horses, warts are a "self-curing" disease, so until the horse develops an immunity to the papillomavirus, you'll probably be stuck with the warts. That said... if it goes on for too long or starts to cover larger areas of the body, get ahold of a vet because the horse may have an immunodeficiency disease.
     
  5. MaggieSue

    MaggieSue Senior Member+

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    Go to the health food store and buy some 'thuja'. It is a homeopathic remedy, and works wonders on warts.
     
  6. Tami

    Tami Senior Member+

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    My vet had me use fluoride toothpaste. Worked like a charm.:)
     
  7. mammamia

    mammamia Senior Member

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    I second the tooth paste! Plain old crest!!!
     
  8. ShadyGirl82

    ShadyGirl82 Senior Member+

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    if they are facial warts, i have heard that feeding them after picking them off, makes the horse build up antibodies and not grow them anymore.


    my filly just started getting them (2 years old)

    seems to be pretty typical in younger horses.
     
  9. Jess!

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    I've used white vinegar on warts before with good results :)
     
  10. BuddyPalAmiga

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    Emu oil emulsion that I bought from a lady here worked wonders on Dolly's nose:)
     






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