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March 26, 2012

Equine Rhino Treatment

by DePaolo Equine Concepts

If you have a horse that is having a Rhino outbreak within two to three weeks of eliminating stress that caused the outbreak, the virus will go away just like a cold sore in a human.  If you would like to help your horse get healthier faster, you can use Colloidal Silver, for its very good anti-viral effect and Lysine; or you can use the DePaolo Equine Concepts Neurologic Kit (which includes Colloidal Silver, an immune booster and a supplement to regenerate damaged nerve, followed by Lysine.

Colloidal Silver

  • Non Toxic
  • Will not cause argyria
  • Safe to use with other medications

Since the days of being ‘born with a silver spoon in your mouth’, silver has been believed to have natural anti-infective properties. For more information on colloidal silver, please visit: http://www.silver-colloids.com/Reports/reports.html.

Product only contains distilled water and pure silver particles and does not require refrigeration after opening. This Colloidal Silver will not cause argyria, a discoloration of the skin caused by some forms of silver.

Colloidal Silver may be used in conjunction with other types of therapies, including antibiotics, prescribed by your veterinarian. It does not interact or interfere with any medications.

L-Lysine

  • Helps to boost the immune system
  • Supports a healthy nervous system
  • Promotes overall health

L-Lysine is commonly considered as a helpful nutritional supplement for Herpes Virus outbreaks in people.  One of the most common diseases of the modern day horse is a disease called Equine Rhinopneumonitis (EHV-1 & EHV-4), which is caused by a herpes virus. Rhino is the inflammation of the respiratory tract somewhere between the nose and the lungs. Horses are typically infected at a young age (between 2-4 years), usually during their first respiratory tract infection. Since Rhino is caused by a herpes virus, it lives in the horses body and cannot be cured.  Outbreaks may also occur during times of high stress to the immune system (i.e. training, hauling, shows, other disease/infections, ulcers etc.). Supplementing the immune system with Lysine can be very beneficial to optimal health and performance.

Neurologic Kit

  • Helps the body fight off infectious organisms
  • Boosts immune function
  • Supports healthy nerve function

The DePaolo Equine Concepts Neurologic Kit was designed to provide nutraceutical supplements to help the body maintain normal neurologic function during times of stress. This is a completely holistic horse treatment that can be used in conjunction with other types of treatment prescribed by your veterinarian.  The Neurologic Kit has been used in field trials to help many horses who either didn’t respond to treatment with drugs or who were plagued with chronic relapses.

The Neurologic Kit consists of three key supplements designed to promote optimum health. The cornerstone of the Kit is Colloidal Silver, which has been associated with natural anti-infectives.

The second piece of the Kit is a powerful immune booster, ABC’s  Chvel. It promotes proper digestion, supports the immune system, and encourages normal immune response to allergens.  A healthy immune system is imperative to having a healthy horse.

The third nutraceutical in the Kit is ABC’s EPM Supplement. It is formulated  with Vitamin E and Choline, to encourage proper neurologic function. Many veterinarians suggest horses undergoing treatment for EPM, or any neurologic issue, be supplemented with Vitamin E to support their muscle and nervous tissue.

Neurologic diseases look the same symptomatically and are very difficult and costly to diagnose. There are no negative side effects associated with this Kit, making it a great option for horses whose causative agent has not yet been identified.

For an introduction to the Rhino Virus, please read last week’s blog post on the topic.

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