Post Number: 19
|Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 07:23 am: ||
I'm wondering if the colostrum supplements made from bovine colostrum are effective in horses? I have one that I just purchased this year to use as a supplement, not as a replacement for equine colostrum, but didn't know if there is really any value to using it or not? Does anybody know?
Post Number: 2295
|Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 09:23 am: ||
There is some value, but not as much as equine colostrum. It's probably better than nothing, but is not going to give a good spectrum of protection.
Post Number: 20
|Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 02:32 pm: ||
Thanks, Jos. I appreciate your answer!
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 12:58 pm: ||
Does this colostrum generally contain antibodies to strangles? At $100 a Litter, I would hope so. My mare who gave birth a few days ago had a golf ball sized lump (that she has had for over a month) open this morning. I thought that it was tooth related since she is young. She has no fever and no nasal/resp symptoms. The vet is pretty much, "nothing we can do but put her on antibiotics and wait". The foal received both the mares and bottled colostrum.
Post Number: 35
|Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 10:58 pm: ||
One year my daughters and their dad went to a winter show in January. Shortly after they arrived home, the horses started coming down with strangles. My vet at the time, who raised draft horses himself, said to let it run its course unless there were breathing problems. Three mares foaled while they had strangles and none of the foals got it. It was pretty messy, but thankfully I have never had to deal with it again.
Be careful with antibiotics. Run a full course of treatment or you could end up with the infection moving to other parts of the body, called bastard strangles.