from Pippy's "Mom," Melissa (Pippy lives in Australia)
Here's my little man for you! You'll have to
excuse the patches of missing hair -- the missing spot on the
neck is where we put the drip in, you can probably see a bare
patch on his belly where we clipped him for the ultrasound of
is a six year old Welsh Section A pony who had been experiencing
yearly infections every Spring from the age of two. Up until recently
blood tests had given no clues as to the source or site of infection
to enable us to tailor his treatment.
This time his infection was completely resistant
to all antibiotics and he began to waste and deteriorate rapidly.
His temperature was often around 41 degrees Celsius (42 degrees
causes internal organs to "meltdown").Recent blood tests
revealed massive tissue destruction, seriously elevated glucose
levels, low protein levels, anaemia and electrolyte imbalance.
I decided to withdraw him from all antibiotic
treatment as it was clearly causing further problems. He had become
dangerously dehydrated from scouring (side-effect of antibiotics)
and wouldn't eat anything but hay. Pippy would stand in a corner
with his head hung low.
A visit to our state vet hospital revealed abnormal
kidneys on the ultrasound. One was grossly enlarged and the other
had a large black mass or hole in it, I was given no hope for
his future and it is believed he has an additional condition such
as Cushing's disease or Diabetes Melitus further complicating
things. The vet's had never seen anything like it in their considerable
years of experience.
During the course of this episode I put Pippy
on massive doses of USANA nutritionals with the guidance of a
Holistic Vet who also prescribed Homotixicology treatments to
assist his body in detoxifying and supporting his systems. His
daily treatment is as follows and is for a 250kg pony (roughly
7 USANA Chelated Minerals
7 USANA Mega Anitoxidants
7 Proflavanol 90
10 POly C
10 g probiotics to assist his gut from the antibiotic damage
Heel Homitoxicology Support Drops
Heel Homitoxicology Detox Drops
3 tablespoons Slippery Elm Powder (to re-line his intestines)
Phenylbutazone to control his temperature.
It's two months since this began and Pippy is
now starting to thrive once more. He is eating two hard feeds
a day with additional lucerne hay and has become less fussy about
his diet, he is ravenous! His temperature has stabilized and is
normal, and he is now on a low maintenance dose of Phenylbutazone
of 0.5g every second day.
Pippy is once more a cheeky pony who runs around
the paddock and calls out at feed time and my daughter is able
to play with him in the paddock again. He has outlived the vets
expectations and gives us so much joy once more.
Pippy is a USANA miracle pony and every day
is a bonus.