INJURED HORSE (Letter sent by Kevan of Chilliwack, BC)
***(CAUTION: Graphic photographs of George’s injury)***
On February 22nd, 2006 our 14-year old quarterhorse, George, suffered a serious injury after he became impaled on a fencepost. The wound that resulted was almost 2 feet long and over 8 inches deep.
After calling our vet, then my wife, I ushered George into the barn & did my best to stem the bleeding, and try to wait patiently for the cavalry to arrive. Our vet looked George over & determined the nature & severity of the gash was “inoperable”; meaning that apart from administering some antibiotics to ward off infection, we had no choice but to let George & Mother Nature work together on this one. This was unacceptable to us; so the next day I paid a visit to Henry at the Cloverdale Pharmasave.
Henry [of Cloverdale Pharmasave] has helped us in the past with a number of other situations & maladies, and his assistance has always been nothing short of measurable. In his trademark calm way, he carefully explained what he thought would provide George with what he needed most.
Henry suggested a 3-pronged approach, which consisted of an oral immuno-booster, an additional immune system catalyst to be delivered by intra-muscular injection, and a topical treatment to keep infection to a minimum. At the time George was also receiving regular treatments of Recovery EQ for joint issues, which Henry had prescribed some months before. I expressed my concerns about compounding these treatments, and Henry once again took the time to carefully explain the how’s & why’s of each treatment, and what their specific relationships with each other would entail. In short, Henry “wrote the book” on how he thought George would recover. He was adamant that we not only continue with the Recovery, but increase the doses slightly over the next 3-4 weeks.
The next few days were tense ones for us. The initial healing process was what could only be described as “gut-wrenching”, but true to Henry’s predictions, George did indeed begin to mend. It wasn’t too long at all until we began to see positive results where earlier we saw only dread.
During a follow-up visit, our vet was completely amazed at not only the speed of George’s recovery, but the condition of the regenerated tissue. Within less than 2 months, George displayed an unmistakable eagerness to “get back to work”.
In 35 years I have never seen such a grievous injury to any horse that actually survived, let alone witnessed such an astoundingly rapid recovery. We may never be entirely sure which of the compounds Henry prescribed helped the most; indeed, it may well have been the cumulative powers of all of them together. We are certain of one thing, however: the Recovery EQ was at least a pivotal component of George’s healing process
Following are pictures of George’s injury & subsequent recovery:
Day 0: 3-4 hours post-trauma:
Day 3: 2 days from beginning of homeopathic remedy (Trameel, Arnica & Cothivet) Recovery EQ dosage increased by 20%:
Day 4: Wound continuing to close; increased serum flow:
Day 6: Citricisation almost complete. Fold to the left is shrinking; fold to the right becoming necrotic Recovery dose increased by 50%:
Day 12: Last day of antibiotics serum production almost nil:
Day 12: Emphysema developing in left shoulder, neck & leg (note puffiness as opposed to hollowing on right side):
Day 20: Inside wound completely sealed, serum flow increasing. Kooter has begun licking the scabs off & EATING them! Emphysema no longer spreading (stopped just behind withers):
Day 27: Center of wound sealing nicely, emphysema subsided, serum flow minimal:
Day 49: Interior of the wound itself is less than ½” deep. Serum flow ceased entirely, and hair has already begun to grow across the lower 2 & 1/2 to 3 inches. Wound has been healing from the bottom up. As a result, some edema is seen to the right of the wound in the picture. This is likely due to the loss of effective drainage the previously open wound provided:
Day 78: Top & bottom of wound completely healed (slight line visible where wound has healed at top) No necrotic tissue whatsoever!