Sarcoids update on filly

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Hi i posted in march saying i had found a lump along side my fillies teats, i got the vet out and she didnt think it was a sarcoid. Today i got a vet out who seems to be a bit of a specialist on sarcoids and he has told me she has got three sarcoids, two different types. So thats the end of my breeding dream, i purchased her to breed from at 6 months old so have wasted three years and i now have a pony who is worth next to nothing and probably wont be able to give her away. I have done only the very basics with her because i knew i would never break her so now i have a beautiful field ornament. I dont want to break her for myself she is very sharp and i know i am not up to that challenge. I think i am destined not to have horses. I am FEELING SOOOO FED UP.
 

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Why so despondent??? There's effective treatment available for many types of sarcoid. Liverpool cream can completely rid many horses of sarcoids and Thuja cream at 30C potency totally eradicated a couple of dodgy patches on my horse. Horses live for years with sarcoids! You may not want to breed but then the BHS is currently promoting a campaign to control breeding in order to reduce the number of unwanted foals. Why so fed up? Don't give up at the first hurdle - your filly could go on to great things.
 

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as the previous poster said there are lots of lines of treatment for sarcoids. Admittedly sometimes horses can't be treated - my friends previous horse was put down due to them, but I think they ended up growing internally also. Don't be so defeatest. As for the breaking - if you don't want to break her yourself send her away to be broken. Unless your filly is of superior breeding quality and you are confident that she will breed a saleable foal why must you breed from her anyway? It drives me mad the way people breed so indiscriminately and how if they have a mare that can't be ridden again she is automatically 'saved' as she will be able to breed. Its like taking the easy option. Like the previous poster said about the BHS there are so many unwanted horses and ponies, why add to them with a less than 'ideal' sort.
 

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My filly is a very nice fell pony, i was wanting to breed a foal for myself i would have kept it , but thats the thing i am not now going to breed so i dont think i will be adding to the volume of horses out there that are less than perfect. I want to do this for the right reasons, it is something i have always dreamed of doing. I have spoken to vet today who say there may be a chance that the foal will go on to have sarcoids so that is the reason i am not breeding and that is the reason i am fed up.The vet did say that most people would go on and breed from her but im not giong to. I already have a riding pony another very nice fell gelding so i dont want another one , i only have one bottom and nothing could beat the bond i have with him.
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I have even bought my prefix ready for my foal, my filly was due to go to the stallion in two weeks time so i have had to cancel that too. She is such a lovely example of this beautiful breed.
 

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chin up kingdom & dont give up on your filly some youngsters get warts & sarcoids but they disappear when they are older. I had a warmblood who had a sarcoid on his side as a youngster it was treated and never came back the only sing was his fur never grew back & he lived until he was 24
 

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Ditto Lily1, I had a two year old filly with sarcoids on her teats and inside of her hind legs. I treated her with Global Herbs Sarc-Ex and the GH Cream and within six-months she was clear and hasn't had any since. She's now six and has had two foals neither of which show any signs of having sarcoids. Sounds like you've written your mare off prematurely!
 

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Don't give up hope. I've recently found half a dozen sarcoids on my 3yr filly which I had graded as a broodmare last year. Will see how her treatment goes but hoping to breed from her in the future.
 

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First off it's not a given that because your mare has sarcoids, your foal will develop sarcoids. I'm pretty sure there hasn't been a proven link.

I have a 3yo warmblood filly who has 2 sarcoids. Her mother, sister and brother don't have sarcoids so I don't think it's genetic. Also a friend of mine had a mare who had the worst sarcoids I have ever seen. All over the place and even the ones which grow inside. While she wasn't my choice of a broodmare for other reasons besides sarcoids, none of her children ever developed them.

I will admit when I first noticed my filly's sarcoids I was like you, but with all the research I've been doing, nothing is coming up with inheritable risks. I will be using XXterra cream on my filly and have also got her on Wendalls Booster for her immune system.

Terri
 

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Not sure if there is any scientific study to back this up, but a friend of mine had a mare with sarcoids which disappeared on their own when the mare was put in foal and was believed to be due to the change in hormones.

So maybe putting her in foal might actually help.
 
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