How to Use Toothpaste on Sarcoids on Horses

Updated July 20, 2017

Sarcoids are a common tumour that appear on horses and, as they are caused by a virus, can be contagious. There are several different treatments for sarcoids including surgery, ligation, cryotherapy, immune therapy, radiation therapy and topical therapy. There is also anecdotal evidence that toothpaste can be used to treat sarcoids, though these claims have not been confirmed by veterinarians or scientists. However, there are many that have claimed to have successfully treated sarcoids by topically applying toothpaste.

Squeeze a small amount of toothpaste onto your fingers.

Apply the toothpaste to the sarcoid, making sure to spread a thin layer over the entire tumour.

Repeat daily until the sarcoid is gone.


Most people have claimed to use Crest toothpaste as opposed to other brands. There is some evidence that mouthwash can be used for a similar effect.


There is no veterinary or scientific evidence that toothpaste is a viable treatment for sarcoids.

Things You'll Need

  • Toothpaste
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Jessica Hensley began writing professionally in 2010. She wrote an opinion column for her university newspaper, "The Collegian." Since then, her work has appeared in various online publications. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.