How to Use Toothpaste on Sarcoids on Horses

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How to Use Toothpaste on Sarcoids on Horses
There is anecdotal evidence that toothpaste can be used to treat sarcoids. (tootbrush with toothpaste image by SZILAGYI ANNAMARIA from Fotolia.com)

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.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Toothpaste

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Squeeze a small amount of toothpaste onto your fingers.

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    Repeat daily until the sarcoid is gone.

Tips and warnings

  • 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.

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