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Catherine MCourt
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Username: Kstud

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Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 - 7:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi, I have started treating a sarcoid on the front of my 4yo grey geldings hock with xtterra cream and I am concerned about the severity of the result. The sarcoid developed from a small cut which was hot poulticed, I had histopathology done and a fibroblastic sarcoid was diagnosed and the lump (walnut sized) was debulked and 10 days later when the wound was not healing and becoming proud we started using xtterra cream. After 3 days treatment the whole leg below the hock is really really filled in, swollen and sore. I am cold hosing and ice-packing it but as he is on box rest for a splint removal I cannot do much more. Has anyone else ever seen such a severe reaction and did it settle down?
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Lucy Pry
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Username: Chance48

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Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 - 11:41 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

We used Xterra for a paint mare who had numerous sarcoids - face, ears, legs, girth area. Some of the treated areas became very inflamed and swollen. This lasted for several days in these spots. We gave the horse bute to help with the inflammation. They all healed up very well over time.
Some of the deeper sarcoids required retreatment. We also had to treat areas surrounding some of the sarcoids to eliminate sarcoid cells which became active around the edges of the original sarcoid. It is very important when treating the sarcoids to get the xterra on the perimeter of the sarcoid. It has been over 3 years now since the last treatment and none of the sarcoids have returned. The Xterra treatment is amazing. Good luck with your horse.
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Stacy Upshaw
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Post Number: 110
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, Jun 19, 2006 - 9:57 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ditto for my experience Catherine. I treated pecan-sized lesions in both ears on a two year old and saw an impressive reaction. The ears were swollen, and got a secondary bacterial infection we treated with Bactrim after the odor and pus manifested. The lesions melted away - I took pics to document it for myself as I was a skeptic. One year later the sarcoids returned in one ear, this time the verrucous variety rather than the aggressive fibroblastic she had the first time, so I treated for two days. Again the lesions dropped off - this time no infection. The inner ears are now smooth and lesion-free although if you were to clip down, you could see areas of scarred skin. Hang in there, I never thought the Xterra would work, but I was out of options. Stacy
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Username: Kathleen

Post Number: 196
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 - 12:05 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

We used Xterra on a sarcoid on our gelding's back, just right of the withers. The vet just told us how long to use the xterra and said to then stop and it would heal. Whatever you do, if it does not heal completely, you must keep treating it. Your vet can recommend the best treatment, but just don't stop unless it is healed. We ended up going to our regular vet after it got really bad and had three cryo-surgeries to get it done. Here is a picture of it a couple of days after the first cryo (freezing). It is approx 4 inches in diameter

Yogi Sarcoid July 2

Here is one 4 days later
Yogi Sarcoid July 6

He had to have two more surgeries of freeze/thaw/freeze. He now has just a small hairless patch.

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Catherine MCourt
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Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 - 12:35 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks everyone for your help. The leg is looking good now, I contacted the company who told me to apply once more and then leave for 3 to 4 weeks. The leg is nearly back to normal now and the sarcoid had dried up and reduced in size and the surrounding skin now looks a healthy pink rather than an angry red. If anyone could tell me how to post a picture in a fewer megapixel format it would be great . Wanted to post a couple to show you but would take hours to download!
Thanks again
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Cheryl K
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Post Number: 311
Registered: 2-2000
Posted on Sunday, Aug 12, 2007 - 12:35 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I realize this is an old thread but wanted to report on my use of XXterra. My 10yo TWH gelding developed a small scaroid on his neck just behind his jaw. My vet told me to apply the Xxterra for 5 days then reapply if needed. By the end of the 5 days treatment the sarcoid was had developed a hard scab like surface. It has since dropped off and all that remains is a hairless patch about the size of a .50 coin. There was never any soreness or swelling. Dr. Brown has refused to use the Xxterra for several years because he isn't into natural products:-) After seeing several cases where it was used with total success he has become a firm believer in the product. He told me of one case involving a mare with a nodule type tumor which covered her entire chest. After treatment for a year the tumor is now down to one small spot, with hair regrowing on most of the treated area. From my experience, if you have a sarcoid needing treatment, the Xxterra should certainly be considered.
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